Rachael K Sharp Co-Founder | Director | Facilitating Artist | Consultant

Rachael is a passionate artist, activist, and educator committed to racial justice and community-based education, organizing and healing. She specializes in popular education, applied theater, Theater of the Oppressed, dance, and movement.
Rachael holds a Master of Arts from the Gallatin School at New York University, and has completed professional training programs with Bay Area Nonviolent Communication, Dominic Barter (Restorative Circles), and the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU, where she received the Nia award for outstanding work in the arts and social justice. Rachael has studied with distinguished artists, scholars, and practitioners including Anna Deavere Smith, Julian Boal, Fara Tolno, Youssouf Koumbassa, and Renee Redding Jones. In 2011, Rachael was selected to presentCultivating Social Imagination at TEDx Gallatin Arts+Science. She taught undergraduate courses through the commission on Gender, Race and Social Justice at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. With more than two decades working in education, she has organized and facilitated innovative arts, social, and restorative justice programs for people of all ages including work with Brooklyn Public Schools, Urban Bush Women, the Center for Compassionate Communication, Denver Public Schools, the Harmony Project, and Colorado Educational Theater. Administratively, Rachael has a range of experience in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, including her 5 year term as the Director of River Mist Learning Community.

Testimonial

“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