Born in Tasmania, Rachel trained at the Margaret Stirling School of Ballet where she attained her RAD Advanced Certificate. In December 1996, she completed a BA from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. In her final semester she studied at the London Contemporary Dance School where she created and performed her work, Progressing to the...
After her studies, Rachel travelled to Bergen, Norway where she performed her work Space Ritual, returning to Australia in March 1997 to work and perform is dancing in Canberra and Western Australia with Physical Architecture as part of their Ricochet production. Rachel's passion for dance, desire for performance and curiosity in her choreographic works continues to invite new and exciting challenges on a national and international level.