Rachel Laird


Email rachellairddance@gmail.com
Mobile +447772474840

Personal profile – Rachel is an organised, empathetic and playful person and dancer. She utilises her focus, articulation and voice work to make her movement expressive and full bodied. 

Professional Experience 2018/2019

Sliding Doors - Penthouse Hickies. Heads Up Dance Base, Edinburgh Fringe Festival '19 and Rising Tides, Rosemary Branch Theatre London.

Róisín O'Brien - Falling ballet. Citymoves Aberdeen R&D, Summerhall scratch night, Edinburgh and Pianodrome lunchtime sessions, Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The Natashas Project - On Demand and The Natashas. London Tour.

A Truefitt Collective - R&D We Never Arrive. Studio Wayne, London 

FoundDances - Pop up Performances. South East Dance Our City Dances 2019, Brighton. 

The Yonis - #Girlswhospittogethestaytogether. The Fringe 2018, DanceBase Edinburgh. Park Theatre Open Mic, London. Woman Srsly Well that is lovely!, London College of Fashion.


Cuckoolander  - “Mercury”. Music Video

Performance Experience 2018- 2014 (In order of relevance)

Theo Clinkard - “Alert to the voices of others”. Scottish Tour.


Hagit Yakira - “GO”. Scottish Tour.


Matthew Robinson - “Office”. AD Verve/Scottish Dance Theatre. Scottish Tour.

Van Huynh Company - “Under This Weight”. Dance Bridges Festival. Kolkata, India.

Joan Cleville -“Fiesta”. Joan Cleville Dance. Scottish Tour.


Gavin Coward -“The art of letting go”. Directed by Liv Lorent


Filip Van Huffle -“Zephyr”. Retina Dance Company. Scottish Tour.


Thomas Small -BBC Radio 2 Shakespeare Shuffle. BBC Radio 2 Artists in Residence

“Wheechin Aboot”. SmallPetiteKlein


Yael Flexer -“Vortex” and “Re|Place (Or the thing I miss most)”. (NYDC Scotland) Dublin, U.Dance, Tramway and Dance Bridges Festival India.


Marc Brew - Edinburgh Quartet,  Collaboration with Edinburgh String Quartet, Marc Brew and NYDCS

Anna Kenrick - “Malestrom”, "Stuck in my Throat" and "If I Told You". (NYDCS) Belgium (Retina Dance Comp.) Sadler’s Wells (Apex Rising), U.Dance, Wales (NYDC Wales Exchange), Belfast.             


Colin Connor -“Miradoir”. AD Limon Company


Trinity Laban (2016- 2018)

Theo TJ Lowe - “He-Sha”. Bonnie Bird Theatre

Heidi Rustgaard - “Groups and Landscapes”. Bonnie Bird Theatre

Martha Graham - restaging of “Panorama” by Jacqueline Bulnes. Bonnie Bird Theatre

Lizzie Kew Ross - “Never ending Imprints”. Bonnie Bird Theatre

Placement (2017 - 2018)

2018 Rob Heslip Dance  FREAGRA | A Blurred Expanse

2017 BalletLorent R&D Rumpelstiltskin and assisting family workshops at Sadler’s Wells


Dance Training
Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School - Post graduate Diploma

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London - BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance

Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, Dundee – HND


Workshops and intensives                                                                                                                    

Alleyne Dance, Kerry Nicholls, Scottish Dance Theatre,  Joan Cleville Dance, Jasmin Vardimon, Gary Clarke, Lee Johnstone (NDCW), Helder Seabra, Joss Arnott, Scottish Ballet, Theo Clinkard, Rambert, Jack Webb, Dam Van Huynh, Gaga, Ria Higler (SNDO), Feldenkrais with Simonetta Alessandri, Flying Low                         

Other Skills and/or interests 
Musical Theatre background, Improvisation, Contact improvisation, poetry, singing, acting, physical theatre, yoga, travelling, sewing, films and swimming. 

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