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Rachel Lancaster

Dance Artist, Choreographer, Director


Transitions Dance Company - 1996

My time at [Trinity] Laban taught me to be open and question everything, it gave shape and context to an overly curious mind.

Rachel Lancaster
Rachel Lancaster


Rachel Lancaster graduated in 1995 from the BA Dance Theatre degree and continued into Transitions Dance Company for a postgraduate year.  Rachel returned to Trinity Laban to study MSc Dance Science graduating in 2012. Rachel went on to perform with a number of companies including Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures (previously AMP), where she was a member of the company and Dance Captain for over 10 years. She joined Cirque du Soleil in 2012 as Assistant Artistic Director on the production of Corteo and is Artistic Director on the production of Amaluna.

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Experience being a member of a professional dance company, creating new work with three specially commissioned choreographers, and touring nationally and internationally in Transitions Dance Company.

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Transitions Dance Company

By commissioning new work from outstanding choreographers and recruiting dancers emerging onto the international dance scene, Transitions Dance Company continues to contribute to the explosive field of contemporary dance.

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