Rachael consults with music artists, theatre companies, directors, writers during rehearsals and outside as a movement director. She is brought in to stage plays, create movement sequences and collaborate with these artists on devising and narrating their stories.
Rachel works as a visiting lecturing of dance and choreography. She has taught choreography B.A. at Middlesex University in addition to lecturing on modules professional development/ studies, dance citizenship at Roehampton University and Middlesex University.
Rachael graduated from Roehampton University with a BA Honors in Dance Studies and formed Kansaze Dance Theatre in 2011 to create innovative contemporary dance physical theatre that responds to socio- cultural and political themes through collaborating with different art forms. Rachael is currently the movement director on the Old Vic 12 2017. Projects this year include movement directing Cover My Tracks directed by Max Webster at the Old Vic, assisting directing on Caroline or Change directed by Michael Longhurst and The Step Mother by Githa Sowerby directed by Richard Eyre at the Chichester Festival Theatre 2017 summer season. She works as a choreographer, teacher, movement director and assistant director. Rachael has worked with the Young Vic, National Theatre, East London Dance, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Big Dance, BBC (working titles films), Roehampton University, Sky Arts, Batalo East (Uganda) and has worked as a visiting lecturer teaching choreography at Middlesex University. Rachel gained a Masters in choreography from Middlesex University 2012, and is a 2015 British Council and Arts Council England international development fund recipient to undertake a research, development and documentation project with Ugandan-based Tabu Flo Dance Company. Rachael is a One Dance UK (ADAD) Trailblazer Fellow 2015-2016.
Commissions include Dance East HOST Festival 2016, Ballet Boys Ignition Festival 2014 & Roehampton University Third Row Dance Company 2013. Achievements include a recipient of Dance UK’s Mentoring Programme 2013/14 & London Hub’s ‘Pitch It!’ bursary 2013.
Shortlists include: Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Choreographic Award & Choreographic Captures (2011).