Prestige Dance Academy
3 Walter E. Foran Blvd #306
Flemington, NJ 08822
Rachel began her dance training at the age of three at the Starmaker School of Performing Arts. She studied jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, baton twirling, lyrical, modern and contemporary there for fifteen years, ten of which she was a member of their competition team. She trained there with Leesa Csolak, the director, and choreographers Elisabetta Spuria, AC Ciulla, Amber Perkins, and others. With Starmaker, she competed in both
regional and national competitions winning numerous awards in group and solo routines and also participated in conventions such as JUMP, NUVO, and NYCDA where she won stand out scholarships and VIP runner up. Rachel also performed in many musical theatre productions as well like Hello Dolly, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, and Jesus Christ Superstar. She was featured in productions of Pippin and Rock of Ages as well. While only in middle school, Rachel and the rest of the Starmaker competition team performed the half time show for the Knicks basketball team at Madison Square Garden and for the Liberty girl’s team at the Prudential Center.
Rachel has received extensive ballet and pointe training at the Starmaker School and the New Jersey School of Ballet. She has performed in a multitude of ballet productions and was featured as the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland and as Maximus in Tangled.
While in high school, Rachel was an active member of Hunterdon Central Regional High School’s dance team, leading them as captain to their first state championship awards. She and her team mates performed at the home football games, some basketball games and competed at the state and national level. Also, Rachel performed in her high school’s jazz band, pit orchestra and Wind Symphony on the alto saxophone.
Rachel is currently studying at Rutgers University, New Brunswick focusing on a major in dance and in chemistry as well as a minor in French. She has worked with Randy James, Barbara Angeline and others in her first year. She is also one of the high level performers on the Rutgers Performing Dance Company, where she performs twice a year in jazz, contemporary, tap, and hip hop.
Rachel also takes class at Broadway Dance Center, Steps, Alvin Ailey and Princeton Ballet School as well as studies martial arts in her time off.
Dance is one of the many aspects of her life that Rachel is most proud of and most passionate about. She hopes to share her passion with the dancers at Prestige as well as help them grow into dancers and people that aspire to their highest potential.