Rachael has always loved to dance. Professionally trained in classical ballet from the age of 3 she performed with principals from the Houston Ballet Company at the age of 9. While traveling with her parents in Micronesia and Indonesia, she became fascinated with the stylized movements of traditional Balinese and West Pacific dances. With a costume designer as her mother, she spent many hours watching rehearsals and performances. It took watching just one belly dance performance for her to know she had found her dance passion. Today she brings to her dance all of the cultural and creative influences from her life.