Rachel began dancing at the age of three. She spent her childhood years in Mesa, Arizona learning ballet, tap and jazz. She was also a gymnast and belonged to a competition team. Before her freshman year of high school, her family moved to Boise, Idaho where she continued her dance training. She was a member of the high school dance team and found tremendous joy in performing.
Rachel attended Ricks College where she began studying modern and ballroom. She was a member of the Style Dance Team, which traveled around eastern Idaho teaching Social Dance to youth groups.
Following graduation from Ricks College, Rachel transferred to BYU, and majored in Dance. While at BYU she danced on the Ballroom Dance Team and was a teaching assistant for her tap instructor.
Before graduating BYU with a Bachelor’s in Dance, Rachel began teaching in a private studio. She taught children and adults for many years before moving to St. Louis, Missouri. For the next 13 years, she taught in private studios as her family moved from St. Louis, to West Virginia, and then to Chicago.
Rachel and her family moved back to Utah in 2016, and now live in Payson. She is thrilled to be a part of Lifehouse, and for the opportunity to share her experience, and passion for dance with the students here.