Rachel (Silver) Maddock is an independent dance artist, arts writer, and dance instructor in Vancouver, BC. She holds a BA (with Distinction) in Visual Culture & Performance Studies from Simon Fraser University’s School for Contemporary Arts, and a Diploma of Dance Studies from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK. She has been awarded dance scholarships with the Training Society of Vancouver and EDAM (Experimental Dance and Music) in Vancouver.
Rachel Maddock has danced for and collaborated with Vancouver-based companies plastic orchid factory, Deanna Peters, Walter Kubanek, The Body Orchestra Collective/Jenn Edwards, Marissa Wong, Damarise Ste. Marie, Gemma Crowe and Caroline MacCaul. She has toured performances with Digital Folk (plastic orchid factory), Heart-Beats (Damarise Ste. Marie) and performed at the Des arts dehors put on by Made in BC. She has presented work at Mascall Dance’s Bloom and the indie performance series Chalk It Up.
Rachel has been granted choreographic residencies with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture, Mascall Dance and plastic orchid factory. In 2021, she finished a year-long mentorship project with Deanna Peters/Mutable Subject with a focus on improvisation, funded by the Canada Council.
She is currently developing a new work called “Reverse Imitation”, scheduled to be performed at the Scotiabank Dance Centre’s Open Stage mixed-bill in January, 2021.
Rachel Silver Maddock is a freelance arts writer about the visual and performing arts. She has written for The Dance Current, Dance International, SAD Mag, Dance Central, the North Shore News, Burrard Arts Foundation, Gallery Jones and the Daily Hive among others. See the Biography page for her recent published work.