Rachel received a B.A. in Advertising from the University of St. Thomas in 2008. She’s been training, performing, and teaching at Circus Juventas since 1994, and has performed in the Circo Festivale Internazionale di Latina in Italy and in Madeline and the Gypsies with the Children’s Theatre Company. In addition to being one of CJ’s lead aerial coaches, Rachel co-manages the Artistic Department and serves as Assistant Artistic Director, facilitating nearly every aspect of CJ’s productions. She coordinates over 1500 costumes and countless props for CJ’s productions each year and is an active member of the creative team, weighing in on show themes, storylines, scripts, and costume design. Ensuring creative visions and timelines are adhered to, Rachel works closely with all contracted designers, cultivating new relationships and offering inspiration when needed.