Rachel Gittins

Rachel is an independent dance artist based in Wrexham, North Wales, and completed her First Class BA (hons) in Dance and Aerial Performance at Edge Hill University, in 2017. Rachel has a versatile career of facilitating, modelling and performing. Her experience as a performer spans across Theatre, TV and Film. Rachel has recently completed filming as a featured dancer for a new BBC One series, and has also featured within ITV2’s Time Wasters and several music videos. Live performances and tours include Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance and the Lancashire tour of the quartet Migratory, Manchester’s flagship contemporary company, Company Chameleon, within Illuminate (2017) and The Shadow (2019), backing dancing for Disco Fever Live featuring Boney M and Jaki Graham, Chester Christmas Light Switch on with Cheshire Dance and Manchester Pride Parade in 2017 and 2019. 

Rachel has a passion for teaching and choreography and is particularly eager to engage people with contemporary dance and theatre. Her current facilitating work includes assistant choreographer for a Sky Arts Documentary, associate tutor for Edge Hill University, community classes including elderly dance-fitness and primary school workshops, and taking dance into the new North Wales prison. Rachel is an advocate for the use of dance as an aid for mental and physical health development and has frequently worked with hard-to-reach groups including mental health units, prisons, vulnerable youth, and the isolated.

"I’ve been dancing my entire life but the power of movement and music still shocks and elates me on a weekly basis, either through my work or live performance. I feel like my job is to help as many people as possible to experience that too, and the endless benefits dance can bring."

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