About The Georgia Ballet
Founded in 1960 by Marietta native Iris Hensley, The Georgia Ballet is a non-profit organization committed to inspiring the public through professional ballet performance, unparalleled dance training and meaningful community outreach. We are continuously growing to meet the needs of the community while fulfilling our reputation as an outstanding arts organization.
Raised in Memphis, TN, Rachel began her dance training at Classical Ballet Memphis at the age of 2, under the tutelage of Pat Gillespie. At the age of ten, she began her formative training with Ballet Memphis under director Janet Parke, to which she received a full scholarship her senior year. Rachel also attended summer training programs with Boston Ballet, Charlotte Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, and Nashville Ballet. Rachel spent two seasons with Oklahoma City Ballet as a trainee, before coming to train with Georgia Ballet in 2020. This is her first season as a full trainee.