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Rachel Turner

Company Manager/NZSL Consultant

 

Rachel’s whakapapa includes tupuna from Waikato/Tainui, Te Patupō and Tūwharetoa.

Rachel is our company manager, and is also our NZSL consultant, working closely with the creative team.

She organises and helps to manage our many different projects, including our performances, tours and our community workshops.  Rachel keeps us all organised on tours, and makes sure things run smoothly.

She has a keen eye for detail and loves playing with the language options that NZSL provides. She works with international Deaf artists to ensure the language choices on stage are in the hands of a first language NZSL user. Rachel is passionate about raising the profile of signed languages on stage, and supporting Deaf performers and Deaf audiences. Outside of her work with Equal Voices Arts, Rachel is a qualified NZSL tutor, and supports young Deaf people in educational contexts.