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OUT MAY 20th.
New York, NY: Award-winning recording artist and School of American Ballet alumna Rachael Sage is celebrating International Dance Day this year with a choreography contest for dance schools as she gears up for the release of her forthcoming full-length studio album, Choreographic. The album is inspired by her lifelong relationship with dance and is due May 20 (MPress/ILS/Caroline). The dance contest runs from now until May 23, and the school with the best choreography to a song from Choreographic will win $500. You can find more details about the contest at

Sixteen of Sage’s songs have appeared on the controversial reality TV show “Dance Moms” (including 5 solos by the series’ star Maddie Ziegler), which ignited the idea for Sage to compose an entire album fueled by her own imagined choreography. After so much of her work was embraced by the dance community – with over 9.5 million combined hits on YouTube – she started to wonder if something subconscious in her composer-DNA was inherently geared toward choreography. Rachael said, “As I was thinking about recording a follow-up to my last album ‘Blue Roses’, I asked myself: what if you set about making a whole record with the intention for it be combined with dance?” A few months later, the former-dancer holed up in a London hotel room on tour and wrote an entire album from scratch, inspired by the “ballet-pop” concept, combining orchestral elements with folk, pop and rock.

Currently on tour in support of the new album, Sage has been busy filming a dance-centric music video for the new song "I Don't Believe It", which explores the topic of bullying and will feature 3-time national dance champion Kaci King, an eleven-year-old performer who reached out to Sage on Facebook. You can read the piece the Chicago Tribune recently wrote about Kaci and her experience at the “I Don’t Believe It” video shoot here.

On April 28, PopWrapped exclusively debuted the first behind-the-scenes video from the “I Don’t Believe It” shoot, featuring Kaci and Rachael. You can view it here. Two more behind-the-scenes videos will follow, leading up to the full video premiere in May. .

Photo credit: John Shyloski

During her tour, Rachael Sage has also been stopping by dance schools in some of the cities along her tour. You can see some brief clips of Sage’s appearance at the Nashville School of Dance and Music on Sage’s facebook page, and you can also view the school’s entry into the Choreographic dance contest on YouTube.


A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage has become one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 100+ dates a year with her band The Sequins throughout the US, UK, Europe and Asia. She has earned a loyal following for her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, soulful vocals and improvisational audience interaction.

Sage has shared stages with Sarah McLachlan, A Great Big World, Judy Collins, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, Jamie Cullum, The Animals and Ani DiFranco. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and received numerous songwriting awards including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize) and several Independent Music Awards. Her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, the "Fame" soundtrack, and 16 of her songs have appeared in the last 3 seasons of Lifetime's controversial reality series, "Dance Moms" (including several songs accompanying breakout Sia video star Maddie Ziegler's winning routines).

Rachael's full tour dates behind Choreographic are listed below, or visit:

Melanie Rodriguez - - 212-481-7243

On Tour Now (More Dates TBA!) * #ChoreographicTour

Apr 30 The Last Waltz Live @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, NY
May 04 Ethel's Stage Left Lounge Columbus, OH
May 05 The Lovin’ Cup Rochester, NY
May 06 First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh, PA
May 07 Cyber Cafe West Binghamton, NY
May 13 Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 2 New York, NY
May 14 Muses in the Vineyard Festival Columbia, NJ
Jun 02 How The Light Gets In Festival Hay-On-Wye, UK
Jun 05 Hotel Utah San Francisco, CA
Jun 07 The Hotel Cafe West Hollywood, CA
Jun 09 Uncommon Ground - Edgewater Chicago, IL
Jun 11 The Ark w/ Mary Fahl Ann Arbor, MI
Jun 12 Seven Steps Up Spring Lake, MI
Jun 15 The Ninth Ward at Babeville Buffalo, NY
Jun 24 Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD
Jul 21 Ladybug Festival - Loma Coffee Wilmington, DE
Jul 24 The Burren Somerville, MA
Nov 18 Nikolaisaal Potsdam Potsdam, Germany

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