Rachel Arianne Ogle

2023 Mid-career artist in residence

Rachel Arianne Ogle is a Western Australian dance artist with an extensive career as a dancer, performer, choreographer, educator and arts worker. Rachel’s investments in dance as a contemporary art form are deep and multi-faceted, encompassing artistic roles in company and independent dance, international residencies and exchange projects, tertiary lecturing, and a dedication to long-term projects within disability arts and remote communities.

Rachel has created work for Sydney Dance Company, Tasdance, Maya Dance Theatre (Singapore), Proximity Festival, Link Dance Company, WAAPA, Nat Cursio Company, STRUT Dance and STEPS Youth Dance Company. Her work has been presented in Australia, France, Netherlands, Singapore and Nigeria.

Rachel’s full-length work precipice was nominated for a Helpmann Award for ‘Best Dance Work’ and shortlisted for an Australian Dance Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance’ in 2015. In 2020 Rachel was awarded ‘Best Choreographer’ in the Performing Arts WA Awards for the 2019 return season of precipice.

Rachel presented her installation and performance work i have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night at The SUBSTATION in Melbourne, as part of Dance Massive Festival in 2019; followed by a Perth season at PICA.

Rachel has been the recipient of an Asialink Residency (2016); an Australia Council International Residency at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Centre (EMPAC) in New York (2017); and an Australia Council International Residency at Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris (2018).

Rachel has studied extensively with renowned artist David Zambrano, including participating in his international project “50 Days in Costa Rica” in 2010; and “60 Days of Improvisation” in 2019.

Rachel’s latest work And The Earth Will Swallow Them Whole had its commissioned premiere in Perth Festival 2022. Rachel is a 2022 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow.

Mid-Career Residencies

Workshops by Rachel Arianne Ogle

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