Biography

Rachael L. Shaw is an independent dancer, choreographer, and educator. Currently, she teaches in the at Sky Candy in the Youth Aerial Program and with Leap of Joy in Austin, TX.  Previously, Rachael served as adjunct faculty at the Agnes Scott College and Brenau University. For two years,  Rachael served as temporary full time faculty at the University of Wyoming for two years, teaching technique and Bartenieff Fundamentals. Rachael received her Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Utah, where she also received  the Screendance Certificate.

Rachael also studied with Peggy Hackney and Janice Meaden in the Integrated Movement Studies program, receiving her certification (CLMA) in Laban Movement Analysis in 2010.

Rachael has also danced professionally with many companies, including Ground Zero Dance Company, Miki Liszt Dance Company, and Starr Foster Dance Group. In 2006, Rachael co-founded and choreographed for R Squared Dance Company. Her live work has been shown at the University of Utah, Virginia Commonwealth University, Sugar Space in Salt Lake City, UT, LiveArts in Charlottesville, VA, and at Performatica in Puebla, Mexico. Her dance for camera work has been shown at the University of Utah and selected for dance dance (a screendance festival screened in conjunction with Sundance) the FMAD film festival and the International Student Film Festival in Salt Lake City, UT.

To view her resume, click here.