B.A., Dance, Mercyhurst University; Teaching Diploma, National Ballet School of Canada; STOTT certified Pilates instructor, International Society of Dance, Canadian Dance Teachers Association
Rachel James is a native of Ontario, Canada. She received her training at The National Ballet School of Canada, graduating with a degree in Ballet Pedagogy. Ms. James is currently a student in the returning professional program within the Mercyhurst dance department pursuing a BA with an emphasis in choreography and pedagogy. She has served on the faculty of Interlochen Arts Academy, Cornish College of the Arts, Evergreen City Ballet and Mercyhurst University. Her choreography represented Mercyhurst University at the Youth American Grand Prix finals in 2014. Ms. James has been an instructor at Interlochen Arts Camp for 12 years. She performed professionally with ballet, modern and contemporary companies.