Rachel grew up dancing with Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company in Nebraska. She has attended numerous summer programs including Chautauqua, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Kaatsbaan, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Chicago, Gelsey Kirkland Academy, FSU’s Dance In Paris, American Academy of Dance in Paris, Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam, and International Ballet Masterclasses in Prague. She graduated from the University of South Carolina, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in dance performance and choreography. While at the university, Rachel performed original works by Thaddeus and Tanya Davis, as well as George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes, Walpurgisnacht, Western Symphony, Serenade, and Swan Lake under the training of Stacey Calvert. Rachel has danced with Charlottesville Ballet and Ballet Theatre of Maryland. She is looking forward to her first season with Tampa Ballet Theatre.