New Zealand Association of Modern Dance Solo Seal (Distinction)
New Zealand School of Dance – Diploma of Dance Performance
Royal New Zealand Ballet – (1994, 1995)
Rachel started dancing at the age of 7 with Katie Haines De Vere Academy of Dance in Wellington before being accepted as the youngest entrant at 16 in the New Zealand School of Dance where she studied full time. She then went on to dance with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Rachel is also a founder of the Alana Haines Australasian Awards, one of the largest Dance Scholarship opportunities in the Southern Hemisphere.
She has been lucky enough to work in Film and Television since the age of 9. Highlights include working on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and many TV series and commercials both nationally and internationally.
Rachel is a familiar face to many of you already and we are really excited to have her teaching some of our dance classes and continuing her assistant teaching role in the Drama and Musical Theatre classes.