Rachel Facchini is a dance artist and educator who grew up in Mississauga, ON. She recently
moved to Antigonish, Nova Scotia to study at St. Francis Xavier University in the Bachelor of
Education program. Rachel is working towards becoming a high school dance and drama
teacher with a specialization in French language.
Rachel received a BFA from Ryerson University in 2019. Throughout her studies she worked
with incredible choreographers such as Alysa Pires, Hanna Kiel, Valerie Calam, Colleen Snell
and Kate Hilliard. Each experience inspired her curiosity in dance and pushed her to further
hone her individual artistic voice and perspective.
Rachel works as dance teacher, producer, arts administrator and choreographer. For the past 8 years, she taught at a variety of schools including Danceworks, The Travelling Stage, Edmonton School of Ballet, and Artist’s Play.
Rachel is the co-artistic director of an emerging dance company called, near&far projects, which she co-founded alongside Tavia Christina, in 2016. Together, they created and produced several events and performances in Toronto, ON. Her choreography has been performed in Berlin, Germany, Edmonton, AB and across the GTA.
Aside from her work in dance, Rachel enjoys travelling, hiking, houseplants and DIY home
decor projects. She is excited to join the CDA team and looks forward to meeting new dancers!
As a newcomer to Nova Scotia, Rachel is excited to learn about the province and would love all
of your recommendations!