Huntington Beach, California
Joined Ballet Arizona: 2012
Training: Diane Lauridsen, Charles Maple, John Gardner, Amanda McKerrow
Other Companies: ABT Studio Company, St.Louis Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, Aspen Sante Fe Ballet, Post:Ballet
Raychel began her training in Southern California under the direction of Diane Lauridsen and Charles Maple. She spent summers training under full scholarship with Houston Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, American Ballet Theater and was one of 12 dancers selected to train with Stiefel and Stars in Martha’s Vineyard. Since becoming a professional Raychel has had the honor of performing Soloist and Principal roles with many of the worlds leading dancers and choreographers. Some of her most prized roles include; Principal couple in Val Caniporoli’s “Lamberana”, Principal couple in Trey McIntire’s “Speak” and “Who Cares” Pas Des Duex with Partner Ethan Stiefel in George Balanchine’s “Who Cares” to name a few. In Ballet Arizona’s off season Raychel is currently a Principal dancer with Post:Ballet in San Francisco under the direction of Robert Dekkers. In addition to ballet, Raychel has stared in countless music videos as well as been a recurring role on Nikelodeon’s “All That” and can still be found as the face of the “Nancy Drew” book covers in book stores across the US.