is a Memphis native and graduate of The University of Memphis. She holds Master of Science in Exercise, Sport, & Movement Sciences, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater Performance with a concentration in Dance, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health & Human Performance with a concentration in Exercise & Sports Science. In her time at the U of M, she served as President of the University of Memphis Dance Alliance, the student organization for dance on campus, and has performed in and choreographed for the university’s seasonal dance concerts. She has extensive training in jazz, ballet, tap, modern, musical theatre dance, and flamenco. Rachael has performed with Opera Memphis, Racine + Southern Dance Exchange, the Moscow Ballet, and Carnival Cruise Lines. She has performed in music videos for artists such as Julien Baker and Brennan Villines. She has been a frequent attendee of the American College Dance Festival, has attended American Dance Festival’s Winter Intensive in New York, and is a certified member of the Southern Association of Dance Masters in ballet and jazz. Rachael is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Memphis, as well as a dance instructor at Ginny Mount School of Dance, and Lausanne Collegiate School.