Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Rachel Perlman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Elon University in 2010 with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. She is currently a dancer in the international tour of “The Aluminum Show”, and has just returned from performing throughout Brazil and Spain. She has also performed with Stiletto Entertainment on Holland America Cruise Lines, sailing to Hawaii, Alaska and Mexico; in NYC with Broadway Dance Center, choreographed by Mandy Moore, Liz Imperio, and Doug Caldwell; in Boston at the House of Blues as a Celtics Dancer Finalist; and in Walt Disney World as a Dancer of the Year Finalist. She has also performed on tour nationally and was an assistant with the Dance Olympus convention. She performed and presented original choreography two years in a row at the America College Dance Festival at Goucher College in Maryland in ‘08 and Hollins University in Virginia in ‘09, as well as the North Carolina Dance Alliance in ‘08. At Elon University, she was a member of the Elon Dance Company, performing works by Nina Wheeler, Lauren Kearns, Chuck Davis, Lila York, Jane Wellford, Amy Beasley, and Leslie Scott; a performer, choreographer and assistant director for the all-tap concert, “TAPPED OUT!” and Elon Tap Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gene Medler; and was also President of the campus-wide student dance organization and concert, “Elon DanceWorks”. Rachel was also dance captain and a featured dancer in Elon’s Performing Arts Department’s award-winning production of “Psycho Beach Party”. Rachel will be returning to Spain with “The Aluminum Show” in December, followed by tours in India and Russia. She is so excited to be back to visit NC and to be teaching the talented students at TDA!