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Joined ABT 2015
Photo: Alex DiMattia.
Rachel Richardson began her training with John Grensback Oregon Ballet Academy. In 2009, she was awarded a scholarship to attend The Rock School for Dance Education year-round program in Philadelphia, under the direction of Bojan and Stephanie Spassoff. While at The Rock School, she competed in Youth America Grand Prix and won the silver medal at the New York City finals in 2013. Richardson has received scholarships to multiple summer intensives including Pacific Northwest Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Houston Ballet, Royal Ballet School, and San Francisco Ballet. She has performed classical variations from Raymonda, The Nutcracker, Grand Pas Classique, Giselle, Paquita, Esmeralda, and Swan Lake, as well as works by Susan Jaffe, Antony Tudor, and Bruce Steivel.
Richardson joined American Ballet Theatre Studio Company in 2013, became an apprentice with the main Company in January 2015, and joined the corps de ballet in June 2015. Her repertoire includes a Porcelain Princess in Aurora’s Wedding, Amour in Don Quixote, Moyna in Giselle, Columbine and one of the Nutcracker’s Sisters in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, the Fairy Miettes qui tombent (Breadcrumb) and the Gold Fairy in Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty, the Italian Princess in Swan Lake, and featured roles in The Brahms-Haydn Variations and Deuce Coupe.
ABT is grateful to Marianne Goodman, M.D., and The Mathey Family for supporting the Dancer Fund in honor of Rachel Richardson.