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I’m interested in the stories that define us and capture a moment in time.  I'm fascinated by physical expressions, interactive immersive experiences, in architecting movement in space, and in creating a medium that engages and transcends an audience.

For me the arts act as a mirror for life and society, a way to bring people together, to reflect, to feel and to experience something together "



Rachel Wise. Director. Creative. Movement Director
Peking University 2019

Rachel works internationally as a stage director and movement director based in the UK and Germany.

She was awarded 'Outstanding Young Creative Talent' Prize from The Grange Festival 2023.

Rachel was an Associate Junior Opera Director Fellow at Guildhall School of Music and Drama 2021- 2022. 

She studied MA Movement Directing and Teaching at Royal Central School for Speech and Drama 2015-2017.

Her experience as a director spans across theatre, opera, film, immersive and interdisciplinary devised work. She frequently collaborates on work linked to social and global themes, and draws on her experience as a playwright when developing new work.

As a movement director, Rachel offers a depth of movement knowledge harnessed from her acting and dance training. Rachel is informed by her training in Intimacy Direction and Trauma informed practices with Intimacy Directors and Coordinators, and Theatre Intimacy Education.


Rachel’s vocational practice as a lecturer and tutor for Actor Training and Singers, incorporates years of teaching internationally drawing from her continued research practice in breath and the expressive performance body.


She was awarded the Philip Holt Prize in 2011 by Sir Paul McCartney, for her outstanding contribution to the development of the arts, including establishing the charity 'Arts To All' during her time at LIPA.

Following completing her BA Hons Dance (Performing Arts) at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in 2011, Rachel trained as an actor with International School for Actor and Behavioral Studies.

She started her career as an actor and dancer in film, both in front of and behind the camera, alongside developing her teaching practice.

Rachel went on to be a playwright and director for Theatre in Education, developing large and immersive productions, alongside choreographing for Physical Theatre.

Rachel frequently writes and develops her own work and continues to hone her craft as a multidisciplinary creative, collaborating with multidisciplinary artists across theatre, opera and film.

Director  |  Movement Director | Creative



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