Rachel Rugh

Adjunct Faculty




Rachel is a dancer, teacher, mover and shaker currently living in Blacksburg, VA. As a performer, she has collaborated with the DC-based Dance Exchange, as well as Seattle choreographers Pat Graney, Amy O’Neil, and Jurg Koch.  Her choreographic work has been featured at the Seattle International Dance Festival, Movement Research (NYC), and the Washington, D.C. Capital Fringe Festival. A joyful and enthusiastic dance educator, she has trained extensively in Anne Green Gilbert’s Brain Dance curriculum, and has been an instructor at Virginia Tech, Radford University, the Virginia Governor’s School, Trillium Performing Arts Collective, and the American College Dance Association 2016 conference. Most recently, she served as the dance program director for the 2017 Virginia Governor's School for Visual and Performing Arts at Radford University. Rachel is the recipient of the 2017/2018 Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Residency at the Carilion Clinic NRV Hospital. She holds a BA in dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and an MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Keep in touch: www.rachelrughdance.org.