Meet ISPA's 2016 Australian Fellowship Program participant RachaelWhitworth!
Producer, Performing Lines
Rachael joined Performing Lines in 2011 from Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, where she was Associate Producer in the lead up to the 20th UNIMA Congress and World Puppetry Festival. Trained at Victorian College of the Arts, Rachael began her professional career in 1992 as a classical dancer with West Australian Ballet before working as a contemporary dancer, teacher and choreographer with Buzz Dance Theatre and many independent choreographers. She then diversified her practice, performing with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre for nearly a decade and completed a Graduate Diploma in Arts and Entertainment Management at Deakin University in 2000.
Most recently, Rachael produced and toured a Pilot tour of dance work, Shiver, to 7 regional WA communities with an audience engagement strategy connecting over 700 artists and community members with the work; a 3 month National tour of The Magic Hour to 23 venues across Australia; a major new dance theatre work, Overexposed, performed in two rooms and producing theatre for young people with disabilities for Sensorium Theatre.