Shimkus, Rachel - Richmond Ballet
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Rachel Shimkus

Musician

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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.

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