A love for expressing herself nonverbally led to Rachael Inman’s eclectic career as a dance artist and educator who now, ironically, enjoys being verbal through consulting, mentoring and advocating for the art. Over the years she has enjoyed a wide range of experiences; performing, choreographing, directing and teaching at numerous and diverse organizations. Honored to serve currently as Artistic Director at The Dance Foundation, she leads an amazing team of dance artists and musicians working with students of various ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Prior to TDF Rachael was on the faculty at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi, teaching ballet, modern and graduate choreography. In 2010, she was awarded the Dance Fellowship from Alabama State Council on the Arts. She co-founded Fuzion Dance Artists, Inc., now known as Sarasota Contemporary Dance. She was also honored to be chosen as teaching assistant at The Florida State University and received her MFA in 2002.
Through her graduate studies, Rachael explored aerial dance through her choreographic work, reflecting humankind’s age old fascination with flying. With more than 20 years teaching and performing, she continues to engage the spirit, mind and body with transformative intent, both on and off the stage.
Rachael is blessed to be the proud mother of three “tiny dancers” and wife to her dance partner for life.