Rachel Bell (AISTD) Dist.
My name is Rachel Bell and I am a professional dancer turned teacher.
My aim as a teacher is to provide a fun and inspiring learning environment.
My aim is to share The Secret.
I trained at Elmhurst Ballet School, Camberley from age 11-19 and furthered my education at Richmond Drama School. My Theatre Work is a spectrum of genres including Woman in the Moon, Julia Pascal, The Arcola Theatre, London; The Ranger Shows, Thorpe Park and The Wordsmith’s Cat, The Rose Theatre Company, extensively touring Europe and Australia, attending the Adelaide Fringe Festival. As a choreographer I have worked on many shows and videos including Swan Fake, The Wycombe Swan, Soulman (Video); A Christmas Carol, Snow White, Hansel and Gretal, The Lion & The Witch and The Wardrobe all at The Novello Theatre.
I have worked as a teacher and choreographer for 20 years at schools including Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead and Showshack Dance and Theatre School, Farnham. I am a trained ISTD Modern and Tap Teacher with an exceptionally high exam pass rate. I specialize in choreography. My most popular classes are my “Commercial” classes that encompass a variety of styles choreographed to popular music.
Many of my past students have been in West End Productions, including Billy Elliot, Les Miserables, Oliver! and currently Shrek and Matilda. TV & Film work my students have been in include The Phantom of The Opera and The Harry Potter Series. A large number of my past students have gone on to prestigious performance colleges including Urdang, Central School of Speech and Drama, Mountview, Elmhurst Ballet School, Central School of Ballet, and Conservatoire Nat Superieur de Musique de Paris.
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