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Rachel Slater is a dancer, choreographer and teacher living in Portland, Oregon. She holds a BFA from the University of the Arts in Modern Dance Performance with an Emphasis in Choreography. In Portland she has performed for Minh Tran & Company, Rachel Erdos (IL), Tere Mathern Dance, Éowyn Emerald & Dancers, Tracey Durbin, Franco Nieto, Sara Parker and her own platform for work, Rachel Slater Dance. Rachel's previous work included performance engagements in Philadelphia, North Carolina, up and down the West Coast and Southern France, as well as co-founding and directing a modern dance collective in Philadelphia, Pink Hair Affair. Her choreography has been presented in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, the Remix Festival, 12 Minutes Max in Seattle, the Women on the Way Festival in San Francisco, and Pacific Dance Makers in Portland, among others. She has taught for BodyVox, Northwest Dance Project and Pacific University as well as numerous Portland area dance schools. Rachel was a New Expressive Works Resident in 2013, a 2014 recipient of the Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant and with Suzanne Chi, a Banff Centre Resident in Spring 2019. Slater is currently an MFA candidate at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, USA.
Suzanne Chi is a dancer and producer in Portland, Oregon. She has danced in work by local choreographers including Minh Tran, Carla Mann, Dawn Stoppiello, Tere Mathern, Rachel Slater, Lindsey Matheis, Franco Nieto, and Tracey Durbin. Most recently, she performed in Tahni Holt's Sensation/Disorientation at American Dance Abroad’s Spotlight festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Earlier in 2018 she presented her choreography as part of Performance Works Northwest Alembic Residency. Suzanne's dance performance has been showcased at Reed College with White Bird Dance, the Northwest New Works Festival at On the Boards, as a part of Velocity's Bridge Project in Seattle, and at the Theater im Pumpenhaus in Münster, Germany. She participated in the Bessie Schönberg Residency at the Yard on Martha's Vineyard. Suzanne earned her BA in Dance from Muhlenberg College and has a graduate degree from the National College of Natural Medicine. She is also a board certified practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.