Why I Dance
I dance because nothing makes me feel more alive. I love performing, listening to beautiful music, and expressing myself.
My Secret Talent
I like to sing! I used to do musical theatre (my peak was playing the title role in Annie).
Who I Admire
I admire Aly Raisman for her determination to achieve her goals. Her comeback for the 2016 Olympics was incredible, especially because she came back stronger than before. Her grace and poise doing so was also admirable.
Get to Know Rachel Jones
Rachel Jones began dancing at the age of five with Karen Alwin. She studied the Cecchetti method and successfully passed exams through level VII. This is her sixth season dancing with NMBC. She has danced in NMBC’s productions of Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, the Choreographer’s Collective, and Spartacus. She has also been a member of the Performers Ballet and Jazz Company for ten years, dancing in Christmas Joy, Project Jazz, First Impressions, and How Love Wins. She has competed at Youth America Grand Prix, placing in the top 12 for four years. She has attended summer intensives at the Jillana School, Ballet West, Marin Dance Theater, Kaastbaan Extreme Ballet, and The School of American Ballet. She is a senior at Albuquerque Academy and also enjoys running and playing the violin. She appreciates the opportunity to dance with NMBC again this season.
Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, Spartacus, The Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland, the Choreographer’s Collective, Wizard of Oz.