Rachel Nouchi


MA Movement: Directing and Teaching, Royal Central School Of Speech and Drama (2013-present)

Module in Dance Writing, Chichester University (2006-2007)

MA Psychology and Communications, Leeds University (1994-1995)

BA (Hons) Fine Art and History Of Art, Leeds University (1991 to 1994)

Foundation Course in Art and Design Middlesex University (1990 to 1991)

Movement Experience (whilst on the MA Movement)

Movement Teaching

Teaching first year BA (Hons) Acting - CDT students at RCSSD - Instigated half an hour weekly classes over an eight week period for students preparing for Twelfth Night, to access character by playing with language and form through movement exercises with Helen Heaslip.

Movement Devising

Running workshops for the MA students within RCSSD - Exploring the visual arts as a movement pathway into improvisation, introduced charcoal drawings as a physical starting point for devising collaborative pieces with students.


Trained in dance at Bush Davies School for Performing Arts.

Performed with the Dublin City Ballet.

Continue regular training at The Place and The London School of Contemporary Dance, taking classes in Contemporary, Cunningham, Limon, Contact Improvisation, Ballet.

Courses in Jazz Ballet, Jazz Theatre, Hip Hop. African Dance and National Dance.

Freelance writing commissions        

Sadler’s Wells – Londondance.com: Reviews and profiles of London-based dance performance and performers.

Screen International - Features about the film industry following spending three years as its features editor.

Financial Times - Articles for the FT Creative Business section.

Artist’s Newsletter - Profiles of artists and exhibition reviews.

Painting Exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at the Hampstead Theatre and Business Design Centre, Islington, London.


Rachel Nouchi initially trained in ballet and dance at Bush Davies School for Performing Arts. She went on to study Fine Art and History of Art (BA) and spent many years working as a journalist across UK based media and arts titles before reclaiming her roots in movement and the arts. Currently in her second year of an MA Movement: Directing and Teaching, Rachel is using the course as a springboard to investigate links between her knowledge base in the visual arts and movement for performance. She continues to contribute as an arts reviewer for London based dance performances for Sadler’s Wells, Londondance.com: