Rachel Beck, 14, Highland Park, Illinois
Highland Park High School (Highland Park, Illinois)
Rachel started dancing at the age of two and, ever since, just can’t seem to get enough. Dance is her passion. Rachel began dancing competitively in third grade at Soul2Sole Dance. She has attended numerous summer intensives including Interlochen Academy for the Arts and River North Dance Chicago. Rachel has been inspired and had the pleasure of learning from many renowned artist including Diego Salterini, Kim Sagami, Shannon Alvis, Miranda Borkan, Mike Gosney, Jared Baker, and Garth Johnson.
Outside of dance, Rachel acts, loves reading and astronomy. She also enjoys spending time with her dog Gracie and her friends and family.
This is Rachel’s second year on the company and third year training at Extensions. Rachel loves being part of such an exceptional team. Lizzie MacKenzie has created a supportive and accepting environment that cannot be beat. Rachel’s teammates are like family, and Extensions has become the place where she can just be herself, no judgment. Above all, Rachel is honored to have the opportunity to learn from Lizzie. Lizzie is an inspiration to Rachel both as a dancer and as a person and brings out the very best in Rachel.
Photos by Cheryl Mann