Dr Rachel Krische is an Independent Dance Artist and Senior Lecturer in BA Dance and MA Choreography at Leeds Beckett University. With a professional career spanning 27years, she has made work, taught and performed extensively, both nationally and internationally, collaborating with over 30 artists such as La RibotWendy HoustounDeborah HayMatthias Sperling and Siobhan Davies.

Recent researchincludes the collaborative project Please Do Touch with Artist/Scholars Sally Doughty & Lisa Kendall, co-produced by Dance4. In 2018,Rachel was awarded a PhD by Existing Published Workfor her research entitled Kinetic Thinking: Corporeal Cognition throughDance Practice and Performance.