Rachel Wynne is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, improvisor and performer, new to the west coast, having spent much of the last decade training and teaching in New York City. She holds a Joint BA Hons in Contemporary Dance and Theatre from De Montfort University, UK, and has further training from DNA (formerly Dance Space Center), NYC; Tanz Atelier Wein, Austria; Magnet Theater, NYC; among others. Rachel started choreographing professionally at the age of 18 with a bursary commission from the Irish Arts Council for Dublin Youth Dance Company. She went to on choreograph for the Irish National Youth Dance Company (winning awards for them at the Irish National Dance Awards), later choreographing for arts festivals and film makers in Ireland. She is also the recipient of a €4k Arts Council Professional Development award and individual Irish National Dance Award for her solo choreography. To date, she has taught and performed in Ireland, the UK, Austria, Belgium, India, Costa Rica and the States and produced three short dance films, shown at film festivals in the UK and Ireland. She has trained in ballet (RAD, 15 years), modern and contemporary forms, capoeira, fencing and clowning, et al.