Rachel Van Buskirk
Rachel began her training with the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, achieving her Advanced R.A.D certification. She continued her training under Li Yaming, founder and director of Coastal City Ballet in Vancouver, Canada. Professionally she performed with Atlanta Ballet for 13 years and has been commissioned as a guest artist with various other companies. Professional highlights include North American premieres of David Bintley’s Carmina Burana as the principal lead “Fortuna”, Liam Scarlett’s Vespertine, and the world premiere of Lauri Stallings’s big with Big Boi from Outkast. Some of her favorite roles include “Lucy” in Micheal Pink’s Dracula, “Autumn” in James Kedulka’s Four Seasons, and the duet in Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16. Other works that were features include Ohad Naharin’s Secus, Alexei Ratmanksy’s Seven Sonatas, Alex Eckman’s Cacti and Christopher Wheeldhon’s Rush. Rachel was nominated and the cover girl for Dance Magazine's 2012’s “25 to Watch,” named a “30 Under 30” by ArtsATL and was a recipient of a Non-profit Leadership Award by Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. Since 2017, she has been a proud co-founder and operator of Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre (TMBT). At TMBT, Rachel was involved in creating nine world premieres, including Next Door by Danielle Agami, and the Atlanta premiere of Translation by Troy Schumacher. In addition to her dance career, Rachel is also a passionate dance educator and mentor who has taught at schools across the country and is currently pursuing a Business Degree in Managerial Sciences at Georgia State University.
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