Rachael Nanyonjo | Director, Choreographer & Movement Director
Rachael is a choreographer and theatre director. Upcoming projects include Associate Director to Lyndsey Turner & Ed Stambollouian on Moonlight & Night School (Pinter Season at The Pinter); Movement Director on Arinzé Kene's acclaimed Misty (Trafalgar Studios), and Matthew Xia's Sleeping Beauty (Stratford East).
Choreography & Movement Direction credits include: Shebeen (Nottingham Playhouse / Stratford East); Mass (Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre); January, Twilight (Gate Theatre); The Divide (Old Vic); Cover My Tracks (Old Vic); Les Blancs (National Theatre, as assistant to Imogen Knight).
Directing credits include: Amazina (Film); October (National Theatre, for NT Learning as co-director); Assata – She Who Struggles (Young Vic, for Young Vic fresh direction); 2:1 (Kanzaze Dance Theatre).
As Assistant Director: Public Acts (NT Studio, as associate for Emily Lim); The Step Mother (Chichester Festival Theatre, dir. Richard Eyre); Caroline Or Change (Chichester, dir. Michael Longhurst); Underwater Love (Arcola/Clapham Omnibus, dir. Caroline Bryant); Kayla (Young Vic, dir. Justin Audibert).
Rachael graduated from Roehampton University with a BA Honors in Dance Studies and formed Kansaze Dance Theatre in 2011 to create innovative physical theatre that responds to socio-cultural and political themes through collaborating with different art forms. Rachael has worked with the Young Vic, National Theatre, Southbank Centre, 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. Rachael gained a Masters in choreography from Middlesex University 2012, and is a 2015 British Council and Arts Council England international development fund recipient in addition to being a One Dance UK (ADAD) Trailblazer Fellow 2015-2016.