Teaches: Tap & Jazz
Rachel has been dancing and performing since the age of 2. Growing up in the ACT- she has learnt from a wide variety of teachers and trained in all styles of dance. In 2017 she moved to Sydney to complete her Diploma of Performing Arts at Brent Street- where she pushed her training to the next level learning all about the industry from current industry professionals and greats. Rachel continues her passion for dance now back in the ACT, teaching at lots of schools around Canberra, working on expand her choreography skills and style, and can’t wait to teach at Capital Dance Studios again this year- teaching new and old faces!
Who are your favourite dancers/idols?
Anyone that is currently touring with the Tap Dogs, such as Sam Marks, Richie Miller and Nathaniel Hancock. But also I am inspired by the talent I am surrounded by every day- Canberra has some amazing homegrown talent.
Describe your teaching style in 3 words.
Passionate, Precise, and Exciting
What has dance taught you about life?
Dance has taught me that you have to be persistent and dedicated in order to see results, and work hard to see progress- it’s not about who gets to the end of the race first, its about who works the hardest during the race. Ive learnt some of my lifelong friends from dancing, it’s a way to express myself and I couldn’t imagine spending my life doing anything else.
How long have you been a dance instructor for and what styles of dance do you teach?
Ive been teaching/student teaching on and off from a young age, but for the past 2 years teaching has become a massive part of my life. I teach anything and everything from Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz all the way down to Tiny Tots movement classes!
Describe your dance style in 3 words.
Inquisitive, Expressive, Precise!
What is your motivation as a dancer and an instructor?
Seeing my students accomplish something new or even just seeing the smiles on their faces everyday is what inspires and motivates me everyday to teach! The progress that I see within my students that comes from pushing them in class is incredible to see and makes me so happy to see them chasing their dreams.