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 performed and toured with Vancouver-based company plastic orchid factory in their performance/installation Digital Folk, participated in choreographic residencies such as Bloom (Mascall Dance Society) and 12 Minutes Max (The Dance Centre), and danced for choreographers Walter Kubanek, Marissa Wong, Alejandra Miranda and Michael Demski, Damarise Ste. Marie, and Gemma Brave. She has performed and toured with Heart-Beats, choreographed by Damarise Ste. Marie, around BC in 2018 and performed at the Des arts dehors program at Granville Island put on by Made in BC.
Rachel Maddock has been granted choreographic residencies with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture, Mascall Dance and plastic orchid factory. Recently, she received her first Canada Council grant and is currently pursuing a mentorship with Deanna Peters/Mutable Subject with a focus on improvisation. This September, she starts a new project called “Reverse Imitation” with a residency at Left of Main, leading up to a performance at the Open Stage mixed-bill performance at Scotiabank Dance Centre in May, 2021.
Rachel Maddock is a freelance arts writer about the visual and performing arts. She has written for The Dance Current, Dance International, the North Shore News, Burrard Arts Foundation, Gallery Jones, The Daily Hive among others. See the Biography page for her recent published work.