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.