Rachael earned a B.S. degree in Kinesiology from Colorado State University. With 35 years of dance experience, she brings not only a wealth of knowledge to the classroom, but a great love for the art. Her experience includes: Instructing all levels of ballet, Pointe, jazz, aerobics, international style ballroom dance, variations, Pas de Duex, and coaching a choreographing for performances at: The Southwest Ballet Company, New Mexico Ballet Company, Ballet Theatre of New Mexico, Dance Theatre of the Southwest, Inc., YMCA, and the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. She has performed in numerous theatrical productions in soloist, principal, and corps roles in Stars and Stripes, The Nutcracker, Spring Waters, Les Patineurs, The Red Shoes, Les Sylphides, Coppelia, Graduation Ball, Giselle, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire, Cinderella, Raymonda, Don Quixote, and Paquita, to name a few. Rachael has been choreographing and directing for her school of dance in Colorado Springs for nearly 12 years.