Rachael Nanyonjo

Rachael Nanyonjo

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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).

After graduating from Roehampton University, Rachael 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, Nottingham Playhouse, Chichester Festival Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, 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.




Training includes:  BA Honors in Dance Studies (Roehampton University). MA in Choreography (Middlesex University)

Choreography & Movement Direction credits include: Misty (Trafalgar Studios), Sleeping Beauty (Theatre Royal Stratford East), After It Rains (National Youth Theatre), Shebeen (Nottingham Playhouse & Theatre Royal Stratford East) Bernstein’s Mass (Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre); Twilight (Gate Theatre); The Divide (Old Vic); Cover My Tracks (Old Vic).

Directing credits include: Bobsleigh (Old Vic Monologues); Amazina (Film); An Alternative Musical (National Theatre, for NT Learning as co-director); Assata – She Who Struggles (Young Vic, for Young Vic fresh direction); 2:1 (Kanzaze Dance Theatre at Rich Mix).

As an Associate Director: Moonlight / Night School (Pinter Theatre as associate to Lyndsey Turner & Ed Stambollouian); Pericles Public Acts first stage (National Theatre)

As Assistant Director: 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)