Rachel is a Boston-based dancer, choreographer and educator. Her favorite style of dance is floor barre, though she has found more success identifying as a contemporary dance artist. Rachel dances with KAIROS Dance Theatre and also directs and choreographs ZACHOR, an ongoing project series that seeks to preserve the words of WWII Holocaust survivors through dance. While most of Rachel's creative work is serious and somewhat dark in nature, she is actually a very light-hearted and happy person. When she’s not dancing or burying herself in work, Rachel’s idea of a good time is any type of summer camp style group game or organized fun.
Rachel Linsky is a Boston-based dance artist. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography from Elon University where she graduated summa cum laude. Rachel is currently a dancer with KAIROS Dance Theatre under the direction of DeAnna Pellecchia and has previously danced with Connections Dance Theatre under the direction of Jenny Oliver. For the past two years, Rachel has been directing and choreographing ZACHOR, an ongoing project series that seeks to preserve the words of WWII Holocaust survivors through dance. Rachel’s choreography has been presented in national and international dance festivals including Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Prague International Monthly Film Festival, Early Mosely’s Diversity of Dance Dance is Activism Film Festival, Mostra Internacional de Dança Imagens 2020, and Boston Center for the Arts’ Dance Documentation in Isolation series. Her creative work has been awarded funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts, the City of Boston Opportunity Fund, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and the Russell J. Efros Foundation. Rachel was an artist in residence at Chelsea Theatre Works during the 2020-2021 season and is currently being commissioned by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Jewish Arts Collaborative to choreograph a new work for their 2021 Hanukkah celebration. Rachel is on the teaching faculty at Koltun Ballet Boston, Broadway Bound Dance Center and Urbanity Dance.
photo: Nicole Marie Photography