Rachel Schultz began her ballet training at the age of 8 in Crystal Lake, IL, and continued her training at various ballet schools in the midwest. She attended summer programs at Houston Ballet, Washington Ballet, and Bolshoi Ballet New York. In 2020 she graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ballet & Arts Management. During her time at IU Rachel worked closely with; Kyra Nichols, Micheal Vernon, Carla Korbes, Sarah Wroth, Christian Claessens and Sasha Janes.
After graduation Rachel joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s Graduate Program Under the direction of Susan Jaffe. Some of her favorite roles to perform have been; the principal in Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante and the demi soloist role in Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance). Rachel is the recipient of a grant from the NSAL Competition Bloomington Chapter, 2nd place in the senior classical division at the YAGP Regionals, and the premier young artist scholarship to attend IU.