Rachael Harding grew up in Northern California. She holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BS in Business Management from the University of Arizona. For five years, Mrs. Harding was a member of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble in Denver and was assistant rehearsal director in her final season. Rachael spent time traveling and living in Europe as a freelance artist while also touring throughout the States as a solo dancer with winds quintet, Imani Winds, in “Josephine Baker: A Life of Le Jazz Hot.” She has worked with Denver and Boulder based companies and choreographers; Davis Contemporary, Interweave Dance Theatre, Kim Robards, Moraporvida, Nancy Cranbourne, Linzee Klinenberg and Opera Colorado. She is currently dancing in the Boulder based Jazz Company New Breed and teaches for Denver Dance Starz. Rachael’s choreography has been seen with Aspen Dance Connection, Nexus in Boulder, Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum for the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble and in Opera Colorado’s production of Rusalka.