Born in Ireland, Rachel Wynne moved to New York City in 2004 to continue her dance studies at Dance Space Center. In 2016 she moved to Sonoma County and is currently choreographing A Little Night Music at 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa.
Choreographing professionally from the age of 18, she has received grants, commissions and awards from the Arts Council of Ireland, Irish National Dance Awards and LD Dance Trust. In 2005 she founded expandance, a cross-Atlantic dance theater company with members based in New York City and in Ireland. expandance has produced professional performances in both countries, some simultaneously, with audiences in two cities able to connect during performances.
Rachel is a performer, but her big love is choreography, and bringing heart-felt, intelligent, emotionally engaging dance to new audiences. With her work, she aims to demystify contemporary dance, making it more accessible and fun for all.
She also teaches modern, contemporary, ballet, choreography skills, performance etiquette, and the expandance technique to all ages.
If you’re a fabulous, open-hearted, creative dancer in Sonoma County who wants to create stuff, she definitely wants to meet and work with you.
Rachel holds a Joint BA Hons in Contemporary Dance & Theatre from De Montfort University (U.K.) and further training from Dance Space Center (NYC) and Tanz Atelier Wien (Austria) as well as others. She has trained, taught, and performed in Ireland, the UK, Belgium, Austria, India, Costa Rica, and both US coasts.