Rachel Maddock is an independent dance artist, arts writer, and dance teacher 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, March 2018 and performed at the Des arts dehors program at Granville Island put on by Made in BC.
In November 2018, Rachel Maddock was chosen for an Artist-in-Residency pilot program with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture and spent four weeks in residency at Parkgate Community Centre. In April 2019, she is choreographing a brand new work for Bloom as part of Mascall Dance residency program for emerging artists. That same month she will also present the work at Chalk it Up, an informal showcase presented by Chalk Collective.
Rachel Maddock is a former intern and current freelance writer for The Dance Current (Canada’s Dance Magazine). Click here to read her work.