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Rachel Swenson is passionate about promoting dance in public and pri- vate schools. Mrs. Swenson has a BFA in Modern Dance and a MEd in Ed- ucation, both from the University of Utah. She is a licensed Idaho k-8 teacher. She has presented for and taught at many schools in grades pre- kindergarten through twelfth in Utah and Idaho.
Mrs. Swenson has presented for Idaho’s Arts Powered Schools, West Ada School District, EduFest, the Utah State Office of Education, Dance and Child International, Utah Arts Council’s Arts Networking Conferences, and the National Dance Education Organization’s conference in Washing- ton D.C. She has performed professionally in various venues in Utah. She was a guest performer for Ririe Woodbury Dance Company. She per- formed for choreographer, Jim Moreno for Paradigm Dance Project, and the Proving Ground Dance Company.
Mrs. Swenson was as an Art Works for Kids teaching artist for seven years and taught creative dance through the University of Utah’s Virginia Tanner Dance Arts in Education program and studio program. She taught dance and visual art at Christine Donnell School of the Arts in Boise, Ida- ho for five years. Mrs. Swenson is a current teaching artist for Idaho Commission on the Arts and the Utah Arts Council, and president of the Idaho Dance Education Organization (state affiliate to the National Dance Education Organization). She is also the current middle school dance spe- cialist at I