Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Dance
B.F.A (Dance and Performance)/ B.A.
(English), Virginia Commonwealth University
M.F.A., University of Utah
C.L.M.A., Integrated Movement Studies
Screendance Certificate, University of Utah
Rachael L. Shaw is a dancer, choreographer, and educator. Currently, she teaches dance technique, Bartenieff Fundamentals, dance composition, and dance for the camera, to name a few. Rachael studied with Peggy Hackney and Janice Meaden in the Integrated Movement Studies program, receiving her certification (CLMA) in Laban Movement Analysis in 2010. She also received her MFA and screendance certificate from the University of Utah. She is currently dancing professionally for inFluxdance, as well as working on her newest videodance, by and in.
Before returning to graduate school, Shaw danced professionally with many companies, including Ground Zero Dance Company, Miki Liszt Dance Company, and Starr Foster Dance Group. In 2006, Rachael co-founded and choreographed for R Squared Dance Company. Her live, choreographic work has been shown at the University of Utah, Virginia Commonwealth University, Sugar Space in Salt Lake City, UT, LiveArts in Charlottesville, VA, and at Performatica in Puebla, Mexico. Her dance for camera work has been shown at several venues in Salt Lake City, including the 9th Annual Screendance Festival and selected for dance dance (a screendance festival screened in conjunction with Sundance).