Rachael Sharp (Founder)

Rachael is committed to racial justice and community-based arts, education, and healing. Her dedication to this work has been pivotal in developing and delivering CSC curriculum and programs. Recently, Rachael has engaged in a range of continuing education, coaching and training opportunities, including executive coaching with experts and advisors, Community Accountability training with Just Practice, and membership and conference presentations / participation with the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation, Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed, Colorado Nonprofit Association, and Colorado Creative Industries. Administratively, Rachael has a range of experience, including her term as the Director of River Mist Learning Community. Rachael specializes in devised performance, dialogue, and popular education. With more than two decades working in education, shel has facilitated innovative programs with people across age and identity. She holds an MA from NYU, and has completed training with Bay Area Nonviolent Communication, Julian Boal, Dominic Barter (Restorative Circles), and the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU, where she taught courses through the commission on Gender, Race and Social Justice, and received the Nia award for her innovative work.


“Rachael exemplified what true community-based teaching and learning should look like…Her work through the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs has had a tremendous impact on the entire community of New York University.  She is a dedicated teacher, a talented artist, and a socially conscious educator who cares deeply about diversity and intercultural collaborations. She is a passionate intellectual who lives up to a very strong work ethic in both her facilitating and research.”  Christina Marín, Ph.D.,Assistant Professor of Performing Arts, Emerson College