RACHAEL NANYONJO

Associate Artist

RACHAEL NANYONJO

Rachael Nanyonjo is a British Ugandan choreographer, director and movement director working in the U.K. and internationally. Rachael holds a BA Honours in Dance Studies Roehampton University and a Masters in choreography from Middlesex University. Rachael is a One Dance UK Trailblazer Fellow in addition to being a British Council & Arts Council Artists intentional fun recipient and the movement director on attachment at the Old Vic on Old Vic 12 (2017).


Movement & Choreography Theatre includes: Changing Destiny (Young Vic);Death of a Black Man (Hampstead Theatre): Cinderella (Nottingham Playhouse); Spine (UK Tour); Great Expectations (National Youth Theatre at Southwark Playhouse); Either (Hampstead); Two Trains Running (ETT – Royal & Derngate):Does My Bomb Look Big In This (Soho Theatre, Tara Arts); Babylon Beyond Borders (The Bush Theatre); Macbeth (Orange Tree); Misty (Trafalgar Studios) Olivier Award Nominated; In a Word (Young Vic), American Dream (Young Vic); The Jumper Factory (Young Vic, Bristol Old Vic); Sleeping Beauty (Theatre Royal Stratford East) Nominated For The Black British Theatre Best Choreographer Award; Shebeen (Nottingham Playhouse & Theatre Royal Stratford East); Bernstein’s Mass (Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre); Twilight (Gate Theatre); The Divide (Old Vic); Cover My Tracks (Old Vic).


Television includes: Cbeebies: Christmas In Storyland (BBC, 2020).

Film includes: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (Ace Entertainment, 2021); Pirates (Hillbilly Films/ BBC/BFI, 2020).


Directing credits include: recognition – Audio Play (45 North & Ellie Keel Productions); Freedom Project (Young Vic); Bobsleigh (Old Vic Monologues); Amazina (Film); An Alternative Musical (National Theatre, for NT Learning as co-director); Assata – She Who Struggles (Young Vic, for Young Vic fresh direction); 2:1 (Kanzaze Dance Theatre at Rich Mix).


As an Associate Director: Moonlight / Night School (Pinter Theatre as associate to Lyndsey Turner & Ed Stambollouian); Pericles Public Acts first stage (National Theatre).


As Assistant Director: The Step Mother (Chichester Festival Theatre, dir. Richard Eyre); Caroline Or Change (Chichester, dir. Michael Longhurst); Kayla (Young Vic, dir. Justin Audibert).

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