Rachel Thalman

Rachel Thalman
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Joined 2014

“My parents put me in dance when I was four. They thought I would enjoy it because I danced around the house a lot,” says Thalman, a Trainee. They were right. Thalman has trained with M and M Dance Academy, The Ballet School for the Zurich Opera House, Atelier Rainbow Tanzkunst in Switzerland, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Graduate program, graduated from the University of North Carolina-School of the Arts and taken summer intensives with Point Park University and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. “My favorite memory of dance is when I first performed the snow scene in Terrance Orr’s The Nutcracker,” she says. “I grew up watching the company perform and I never thought I would actually be up there with them. It was a beautiful and surreal moment.” During the 2014-2015 Season, Thalman is very excited to take company class and be surrounded by so many professional dancers, saying “it will be a great learning experience”.

Fun Fact: “I’ve hiked on a glacier in Iceland and I’ve gone white water rafting in Italy. That’s the most adventurous I’ve ever been!”

2014-2015 Sponsors: Dr. Seth & Caroline Isaacs and Ms. Nancy M. Steman
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2014-2015 Season Sponsors