RACHEL CARINA is a New Jersey native, born and raised in Morris County. She began her ballet studies under Michael Shannon and Sara Knight. She studied at New Jersey School of Ballet for three years, two of them as a member of the Junior Company. Ms. Carina won a full scholarship to The Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, and upon graduation, she was accepted into Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program. She has performed professionally with the Gainesville Ballet, Victoria Ballet and various Argentine Tango performances.