Shimkus, Rachel - Richmond Ballet
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Rachel Shimkus

MINDS IN MOTION ACCOMPANIST

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Rachel Shimkus holds degrees in music from Grove City College and Miami University. Favorite moments from a decade-plus of Minds In Motion include creating a musical dragon for Team XXL’s touring show in 2014, grooving out on the MIM stage with 4th-grade teachers, and the annual metamorphosis of 4th-graders from students to performers. In addition to Minds In Motion classes, Rachel accompanies classes at the School of Richmond Ballet, and serves as the SRB Music Administrator. When not playing piano, she can usually be found curled up with a book, or knitting, probably accompanied by a mug of coffee.

Minds In Motion TEAM

The Minds In Motion Team at Richmond Ballet is made up of professional teaching artists and musicians who bring their love, passion and experience of dance to each of their students. They embody the organization’s belief that dance has the unique power to uplift our lives and bring communities together.

Sarah Ferguson headshot, Operations Director and Company Photographer.
Sarah Ferguson
Education & Community Programs Director and Company Photographer
Katherine Smothers headshot, Associate School Director, Community Engagement.
Katherine Smothers
MINDS IN MOTION ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE AND TEACHING ARTIST
Portrait of Jordan Glunt, Minds In Motion Director.
Jordan Glunt
MINDS IN MOTION DIRECTOR
Portrait Blanton Bradley, MInds In Motion Music Supervisor.
Blanton Bradley
Minds In Motion Accompanist
Keeley Hernandez
Minds In Motion Administrative Assistant & Teaching Apprentice
Elle Gaubatz
TEACHING ARTIST
DeShon Rollins
Minds In Motion Teaching Artist
Portrait of Amy Hruska
Amy Hruska
MINDS IN MOTION ACCOMPANIST
Portrait of Joe Lubman
Joe Lubman
MINDS IN MOTION ACCOMPANIST
Joy Price\
Joy W. Price
MINDS IN MOTION ACCOMPANIST
Portrait of Alexandra Zaslav
Alexandra Zaslav
ISRAEL RESIDENCY COORDINATOR & TEACHING ARTIST