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 26 years, she has made work, taught and performed extensively, both nationally and internationally, collaborating with over 30 artists such as La Ribot, Wendy Houstoun, Deborah Hay, Matthias Sperling and Siobhan Davies.

Current research includes the collaborative project Please Do Touch with Artist/Scholars Sally Doughty & Lisa Kendall, co-produced by Dance4. Most recently Rachel was awarded a PhD for her research entitled Kinetic Thinking: Corporeal Cognition in Dance Practice and Performance.