Rachel Van Buskirk of Atlanta Ballet company will be dancing in the collaborative production of “Speranza”
A native of Vancouver, Rachel trained with Li Yaming at Pacific DanceArts. With Atlanta Ballet, her favorite roles include Lucy in Michael Pink’s Dracula, Fortuna in David Bintley’s Carmina Burana, and Autumn in James Kedulka’s The Four Seasons. Rachel has also performed works by George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp, Ohad Naharin, Christopher Wheeldon, and Alexi Ratmansky. Last season, Rachel reprieved her role as Nurse in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette and was a part of creating the world premiere of Helen Pickett’s ballet based on Camino Real by Tennessee Williams. Highlights for her were being featured in the principal role of Yuri Possokhov’s Classical Symphony and being a part of Alex Ekman’s Cacti. Rachel was nominated and the cover girl for Dance Magazine’s 2012 “25 to Watch” and named a “30 Under 30” by ArtsATL. This summer, Rachel was co-director of Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education’s Professional Summer Intensive and teaches for the Centre Pre-Professional Program year round. Outside of dance, Rachel enjoys crafting, obsessing over her cats, and pursuing her scholarly goals at Georgia State University. She sends her love to her family and Kyle and thanks them for being awesome.