FEB 23 | 7:00 PM

Enter our village as we share short stories that are a part of the full scope of the black experience. The narrative of being black has been seen through a small lens for many years. Yet, our stories are as vast as the shades we come in. Enter our village as we share short stories that are apart of the full scope of the black experience. Stay for the post-show discussion.


From the Washington, D.C Metropolitan Area, Rachael Sutherland began her dance training at Divine Dance Institute in Capitol Heights, MD under the direction of Founder and Director Dr. Amanda F. Standard. Rachael graduated from Duke Ellington School of the Arts with an academic and dance diploma in 2013 under the direction and tutelage of Charles Augins, Katherine Smith, Sandra Fortune-Green, Nikki Sutton Mackey, and Melvin Deal. In 2017, she attended and received her Bachelors of Arts in Dance/Business with a minor in Marketing from Anderson University in Anderson, IN. Over the years, she attended prestigious intensives including Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance Winter Intensive, Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre, Pneuma Dance Project, MetDance Professional Intensive, and many others being able to work with choreographers like Earl Mosley, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Rennie Harris, Greg Sinacori, Kevin Wynn, Daniel Moore, Nathan Trice, Kevin “Iega” Jeff, Nicole Clarke Springer, Joe Celej, Troy Powell, Deborah Wingert, Camille A. Brown, and many others. Rachael is currently the Administrator at the Kirov Academy of Washington, D.C. & is in the process of launching a business that will bridge the gap between the worlds of artistry and business.