Rachel Coats

Rachel Coats, a native of Miami, Florida, received her primary instruction from Tony Catanzaro, as well as at the Mencia-Pikieris School of Dance and New World School of the Arts. She spent her summers studying on scholarship at the School of American Ballet and Boston Ballet. Rachel performed with Nashville Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Kansas City Ballet, where she danced for twelve years and performed in seminal works including Afternoon of a Faun, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Dark Elegies, Brahms Paganini, and End of Time, among others. She has received awards from the National Society of Arts and Letters and ARTS–NFAA Foundations. Some of her favorite roles have included Desdemona in The Moor’s Pavane, the title role in Firebird, the Stripper in Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, and Snow Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. This is Rachel’s first season with Post:Ballet, where she recently performed in Dekkers’ Between us.