Rachel Randall bridges the worlds of dance and circus, having performed in Ghana, London, Canada, and USA. She is currently part of Duo Straight Up, a Chinese pole act with Nick Lowery, and continues to dance professionally for companies such as The Seattle Opera, or freelance with local choreographers like Ellie Sandstrom. Past professional dance engagements include work with Khambatta Dance Company (formerly Phffft! Dance Theater), DASS Dance, The National Theater of Ghana Dance Ensemble, and her own RandAll Dance.
Rachel began developing her dance teaching methodologies as a teen, offering modern classes to explore the fusion of ballet and gymnastics, her first loves. She continued studying dance teaching methodologies and choreography while earning a Professional Diploma in Dance Studies from Laban in London, and a BA in dance and anthropology from the University of Washington. At UW, she received a full tuition academic scholarship and the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for her work, “Living Shadows.” Rachel’s choreography is said to be “dynamic and diverse” with “an element of whit” by mentors and critics. She has choreographed works for dance and circus productions, including two full length dance shows, “Collages” and “Box of Chocolates,” and is directing her first circus show, “The Circus Animal: A Nature Documentary.”
Rachel discovered circus arts with Professor Bud’s Mini-Circus, a youth troupe that performed in local schools and festivals in the Yakima Valley. She has been coaching at SANCA since 2007 and is excited to train the next generation of circus artists to be amazing movers with amazing circus skills.