Rachel Herzog

Thyestes (2013). All photos by Joe Ritter.

Rachel Herzog is a scholar and dance/theater artist based in New York City. She is interested in the reception of classical antiquity within the Duncan repertory, as well as in the use of Duncan technique in modern productions of Greek and Roman drama. Rachel began studying Duncan in 2003 at the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, where she performed for ten years as a member of the junior company, and continues to return as a guest dancer, teacher, and dramaturge. She has also worked extensively with original-language productions of classical tragedy as a choreographer and performer. In 2015 she directed and choreographed Euripides' Ion, one of the most infrequently performed of the Greek tragic canon, to a sold-out run and positive reviews in academic publications.

Rachel earned her BA in Classics summa cum laude from Barnard College, and is currently working towards a Masters in Social Work from New York University. She is always open to new opportunities for collaboration with fellow artists in the Duncan tradition.

Ion (2015) - Chloe Hawkey, Elizabeth McNamara, Lina Nania, Anna Conser, Verity Walsh, Nathan Levine
Thyestes (2013) - Emily D'Angelo, Allison Kimmel, Samantha Vicens, Morgana Mellett, Rachel Herzog
Alcestis (2012) - Rachel Herzog and Robin Albrecht


Isadora Duncan Dance Company — Junior Company Member (2004—2013)


Barnard-Columbia Ancient Drama Group: Euripides' Ion (2015)

Barnard-Columbia Ancient Drama Group: Seneca's Thyestes (2013)