Rachel began her dance career at the age of 2 ½ and for the past fourteen years she has continued her dance training at Studio One Dance in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, pointe, national, musical theater, hip hop and street jazz.
Rachel has studied ballet in both the Royal Academy of Dance and British Association Teachers of Dancing Syllabi. She has been examined by the B.A.T.D. in ballet, jazz and tap. Rachel has received top honours in all levels of her examinations completing Intermediate Ballet, Elementary Jazz and Grade 5 Tap. Rachel has been invited for the past 7 years to compete in Toronto at the B.A.T.D. North American Scholarship now known as the Trixie Hardy Theatre Dance Scholarships. She has won the following titles: Junior Jazz Scholarship Winner, Senior Ballet Scholarship Winner and Senior Jazz First Runner Up.
Rachel has won many accolades in both group and solo competitions and has played major roles in the Minnesota Ballet’s Production of The Nutcracker including Marie and Madeleine. Her choreography has placed in the overalls at Thunderstruck Canada and her Junior lyrical group was awarded Best Junior Emotional Execution at the Lakehead Festival of Music and the Arts 2015.
During the summer months Rachel continues to train in ballet, contemporary, jazz and tap. She has spent numerous summers training at the Royal Winnipeg Summer Intensive and in 2015 she had the privilege to work with first soloists Yayoi Ban and Makaila Wallace. Rachel has also attended ballet intensives in Los Angeles (R.A.D.), Toronto (SunDance), and in Edmonton (Edmonton School of Ballet). She has attended Fresh contemporary workshops in Toronto and Stratford and has studied jazz at the Gus Giordano studio in Chicago. Rachel has also attended tap festivals in Detroit and in Vancouver. In 2016, she attended the En Avant R.A.D. Teacher Conference further expanding her knowledge in ballet and contemporary dance.
Currently Rachel is enrolled at Lakehead University studying Kinesiology and Education. Her future goal is to become a physiotherapist; relating her love of dance with her love of science.