Beyond going nuts to Led Zeppelin LPs as a toddler, Rachel has studied and performed dance for over 30 years, including ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, and contact improvisation. She has studied with world renowned teachers, such as Nancy Stark Smith, Ray Chung, and Kirstie Simson, and regularly travels to Boston for continued training. She spent 2 years at Earthdance, an improvisational dance retreat center, where she began teaching contact improv and composition, and has been a proud dancer and choreographer for Collective Motion dance company since 2007. Rachel is a dance teacher, social worker, and trained transformative mediator, and has worked extensively with teenagers in the criminal justice system. She fosters creativity, individuation, and confidence in her students, and trusts in the transformative healing process dance can bring to people when given the opportunity. She still goes nuts to Led Zeppelin.
Rachel facilitated mountaintop dancing on Mount Battie as part of the Moving Explorations in Community (ME in Community) event.