Rachel Kennel

Rachel bio photo Rachel began her dance training with Kristi Davar when she was in elementary school. She has trained in jazz, tap, lyrical, musical theater, and hip hop. In school she was a part of many theatre programs, where she first had the opportunity to try her hand at choreographing. She choreographed dances from elementary school all the way into high school, where she was nominated for “Best Choreography” and “Best Dancer” at the Cappie Awards. She performed in many shows in high school, her favorites being a featured dancer in “Singin’ in the Rain” and her role as Andi in “42nd Street.” After graduating high school, Rachel found herself attending several different colleges. This allowed her to study many other forms of dance, including modern, swing dance, and African styles. While attending Saddleback College, she was able to compete in a contemporary piece in the American College Dance Festival, as well as perform as a featured dancer in “Cabaret.” While going to school at San Jose State University, she performed as Elle Woods in variations from “Legally Blonde the Musical.” In June 2016, she graduated from University of California, Irvine with a B.S. in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Rachel feels extremely honored to be able to teach at the studio that she began her dance journey and loves being able to share her passion for dance with her students.