Meet Trainer Rachel Baird! #BarreDiva.
Originally from Canada, Rachel began dancing at a young age training at prestigious schools and winning a number of competitions before moving to New York at 17 to attend the Joffrey Ballet’s Trainee Program. She became a member of the Joffrey Concert Group and toured the US performing works by world renowned choreographers. Rachel then completed the two year training program with Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco.
She returned to New York to train with Pushing Progress Contemporary Dance and has since danced with a number of NYC based companies including Hutchinson Collaborative and Nicole Colbert Dance Theatre. Rachel received a certificate in therapeutic dance and teaches dance to children in pediatric hospitals through a program called Dancin Power, where she serves as Program Coordinator and the head of east coast operations. Rachel is a sought after ballet teacher and choreographer in the tri-state area, a certified PBT teacher and also works as a voice actor. Rachel completed barre teacher training with BarreVida before becoming an Elements barre and fitness instructor. She is thrilled to be part of the Elements team!