Rachel has been performing and teaching dance in New York for more than 20 years integrating qi-gong, pilates, and yoga into her contemporary dance classes at Gibney, Peridance and Dance Space. After graduating Barnard College with a B.A. in Dance and Political Science, she performed for Laurie De Vito & Dancers, Daria Fain, Ricardo Gomez Dance Theatre, Aynsley Vandenbroucke, Wilson Mendieta, Sita Mani and many others. She was cast in a variety of film, photo and art projects including Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe and co-founded a performance workshop company for adult dance students.
Trained in teaching the Simonson technique, an injury-preventative and scaffolded dance teaching methodology, Rachel also studied qi-gong with Daria Fain, Feldenkrais with Sita Mani, and Pilates with Gail Accardi for many years before her love for anatomy and creative somatic work finally drew her to the Kane School in 2021. She is honored to be part of the Kinected residency program. Book with her now!