Classes: Classical Ballet Updated, Act II: Contemporary, Raise The Barre, Contemporary Ballet
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Rachel is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory, where she earned her B.F.A. in Dance, Magna cum Laude. She received her initial training at Tolbert-Yilmaz School of Dance in Roswell, GA. Her studies continued at Regional Dance America conferences and summer programs including American Ballet Theatre, Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and Walnut Hill School for the Arts. At The Boston Conservatory, Rachel studied a wide range of
classical and contemporary techniques under the Conservatory’s renowned faculty, including ballet pedagogy courses with master teacher Donna Silva. She was a three-time recipient of the Jan Veen Scholarship for Dance Education Award. She has danced major roles in Cinderella, Don Quixote, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Paquita, and The Nutcracker. Other performance credits include works by José Limón, Trey McIntyre, Twyla Tharp, Tommy Neblett, Francesca Harper, Diane Arvanites, Lorraine Chapman, Antwan Sessions, and Luke Reid-Grassia, among others. In 2012, Rachel had the honor of performing Tommy Neblett’s La Giornata Omicida at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 2014, Rachel was an Intern at American Ballet Theatre with the National Training Curriculum program in New York City. She currently teaches ballet, pointe, and contemporary for young dancers, pre-professionals, and adults in the Atlanta area. Rachel continues to perform and choreograph on a freelance basis.