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.

In the past year, Rachel Maddock was granted choreographic residencies with both the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture and Mascall Dance. Recently, she received her first Canada Council grant and is currently pursuing a mentorship with Deanna Peters/Mutable Subject with a focus on improvisation. She also is preparing to present a work at the Open Stage showing at The Dance Centre in May, 2020.

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 and other. See the Biography page for recent published work.