Rachel Repinz

Assistant to AGDEP Director

Rachel DeForrest Repinz, MFA is the Assistant to the Director of the Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program at CUNY Hunter College. Rachel is a dancer, choreographer, scholar, teaching artist, and multiple award recipient based in Philadelphia and New York. She received a BA and MFA in Dance from SUNY Buffalo State College and Temple University, respectively. Rachel is currently a first-year doctoral student in Dance Studies at Texas Woman’s University with a focus on the disability aesthetic and choreographic practices in Contemporary dance. Rachel has presented her choreography and research nationally and internationally, at venues including Movement Research, 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, New Wave 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/Fidget, Carlos R.A. Jones, and as a principal dancer for Enya Kalia Creations, among others. She has been commissioned to create works for the Emotions Physical Dance Theatre/Evening of Contemporary Dance, UN’s World Water Day, the Utah All-State Dance Ensemble, Manhattan High School of the Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania State University at Abington, the Buffalo State Dance Theater Company, Lawrence Public Schools, and more. Currently, Rachel is a teaching artist for Dancewave and Notes in Motion, and a company dancer with Open Dance Ensemble, an experimental improvisation dance company. Rachel also founded and artistically directs RACHEL:dancers, a multi-medium, multi-modal, dance performance company. For more information on her creative work, find her on instagram @RachelandDancers, or at http://allyoucaneat.online

Rachel Repinz