Joined Ballet Arizona: 2020
Training: Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Central Indiana Academy of Dance
Rachel Gehr is from Westfield, Indiana and began her ballet training at Central Indiana Academy of Dance under the direction of Suzann DeLay. She spent her summers attending summer programs at Ballet West, School of American Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Rachel attended Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and was awarded the Premier Young Artist Scholarship Award. She graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Ballet and an Outside Field in Arts Management. Among her instructors were Kyra Nichols, Carla Körbes, Michael Vernon, Sarah Wroth, and Sasha Janes. During her time at IU, she performed in George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Valse Fantaisie and La Source, as well as Jerome Robbins’ Antique Epigraphs and The Concert, and Michael Vernon’s The Nutcracker.
With Ballet Arizona, she has performed in Bournonville’s Pas de Sept and Ib Andersen’s The Nutcracker.