Dance Teacher

Rachel Maier

Rachel Maier was born and raised in central California. She spent her childhood adolescence on the dance floor at Deenies Dance Workshop, dedicating her after school learning to the art of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical ballet, modern dance, and a few years on pointe. Her dance opportunities included travels around California performing with other dance troupes at places like Disneyland, Magic Mountain, and various local stages. She spent her senior year in high school training under award winning choreographer Susan Palace and Tiffani Powell at Sierra Performing Arts Center, focusing on ballet, jazz, and modern dance.

Upon college Rachel attended Cal State Channel Islands, with every intention to pursuer her love for dance and graduate with a degree in Performing Arts. However, Rachel ended her schooling with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. It was shortly before graduation that Rachel met her now husband and was gratefully introduced to the beauty of a Colorado. Before moving to Colorado, Rachel pursued another dream of becoming a Makeup Artist (a passion that came about through her years of applying stage makeup and doing part time modeling during college) and attended Makeup Designory of Burbank, CA where she received her certification in makeup artistry.

Since moving to Colorado officially in 2013, Rachel is now a mother of two wonderful children. She had been working freelance as a makeup artist and hair stylist with a focus on bridal work, specializing in retro/pinup looks, and occasionally having opportunities to do SPFX/character makeups. Rachel always knew she would find her way back into the dance studio, a place that always held a special place in her heart. She is thrilled to be working with creative minds in the field of dance once more and looks forward to sharing her love for the arts with Weehawken and the community of Montrose.