Rachael Whitworth


Rachael is Senior Producer at Performing Lines WA. Trained at Victorian College of the Arts, Rachael began her professional career in 1992 as a classical dancer with West Australian Ballet before working as a contemporary dancer, teacher and choreographer with Buzz Dance Theatre and many independent choreographers. She then diversified her practice, performing and creating work with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre for nearly a decade whilst completing a Graduate Diploma in Arts and Entertainment Management at Deakin University in 2000. In 2007, Rachael was Associate Producer for the 20th UNIMA Congress and World Puppetry Festival before joining Performing Lines in 2011. Highlights include: producing and touring dance work, Shiver, to 7 regional WA communities with an audience engagement strategy connecting over 700 artists and community members; 3-month tour of The Magic Hour to 23 venues across Australia; working closely with Sensorium Theatre creating sensory theatre for young people with disabilities and presenting benchmark seasons at Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne and Lincoln Center New York. She was an International Society of Performing Arts (ISPA) Fellow with the Australia Council Legacy program, attending 4 consecutive congresses in New York 2014-2017.