Rachel was born in Newton, Massachusetts and began her dance training with the Boston Ballet School’s pre-professional division. She continued her study of dance at Brown University, where she majored in International Relations with a focus on Chinese history and language. While at Brown, Rachel had the honor of learning modern and contemporary repertory from professor Julie Strandberg and guests artists from the Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Martha Graham, and Battleworks dance companies. Rachel also choreographed two pieces for student dancers, one of which was featured in the American Dance Legacy Institute’s spring gala performance in 2009. Rachel joined Gin Dance in 2012.