Rachel DeForrest Repinz is a dancer, choreographer, scholar, teaching-artist, and multiple award recipient based in Philadelphia and New York. She received a BA in Dance from SUNY Buffalo State College and an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Temple University.
Rachel has presented her work nationally and internationally, at venues including the biennial Decolonizing Bodies: Engaging Performance conference at UWI Barbados, the 2019 NDEO conference held in Miami, the 2018 NDEO conference held in San Diego, DaCi’s 2020 special performance series, the Institute of Dance Artistry, Mark Degarmo’s NYC Salon Series, Philadelphia Youth Dance Festival, and more.
She has had the honor of performing premiere works by Dr. S. Ama Wray using Embodiology techniques, Meriàn Soto, Awilda Sterling-Duprey, Megan Bridge of <Fidget>, Carlos R.A. Jones, and as a principal dancer for Enya Kalia Creations, among others. She has been commissioned to create works for a variety of organizations including the UN’s World Water Day, Utah All-State Dance Ensemble, the Buffalo State Dance Theater Company, Lawrence Public Schools, and more. Currently,
Rachel is working as a teaching artist with Temple University, Dancewave NYC, Upper Merion Youth Dancers, and From the Top Studio of Dance. In addition to these experiences, Rachel also founded and artistically directs her own multi-medium, multi-modal, dance performance company RACHEL:dancers. To see their recent work, ALL YOU CAN EAT!
Contemporary | Tap