Rachelle Palnick Tsachor
Assistant Professor of Movement
Senior Faculty and Israel Program Coordinator
Rachelle Palnick Tsachor (BFA Juilliard, MA Dance Research & Directing CCNY, CMA, RSMT, ATI) teaches Theatre Movement at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research and artistic process focus on body-mind connections, and how function and expression work well together. She uses Laban Movement Studies and Alexander Technique as research tools to investigate creative, stylistic, scientific and therapeutic challenges, identifying patterns of connection through the moving body. Her work centers on qualitative physical choices affecting emotional expression, experience and interactions. Tsachor’s publication ranges from Acting with Bartenieff Fundamentals; Laban/Bartenieff-based Somatic Movement Therapy; Renaissance and Baroque movement styles to scientific research with Dr. Tal Shafir into Emotion Regulation Through Movement, and machine learning for automated recognition of whole body expression from markerless motion capture with Shafir, Schuster & Bernstein.