Atlanta Ballet- Gotta Dance Atlanta- Dance 411-Kennesaw State University
Vaganova Method for Ballet
Limon and Horton Method for Modern
Proficiant in Hip Hop, Contemporary, Partnering and Pointe Work
Theater Dance/ Swing Dance as well as various other social dance
Impact Dance of Atlanta 2001-2013
Steps in Cartersville 2009-2011
Gotta Dance Atlanta 2008-Studio Closed 2015
North Atlanta Dance Academy 2010-2013
Emory University Currently on Staff as a Guest Artist
Atlanta Academy of Ballet and Dance 2013-2018
Sugarloaf Performing Arts-Currently on staff
Anthony Burrell Center for Dance 2018- Currently on Staff
Susan Beebe( Artistic Director and Owner of Atlanta Academy of Ballet and Dance) 404 422 5019
Kari Carter( artistic director and owner of Impact Dance of Atlanta) 770 974 8653
Kim Thomas( director and owner of Gotta Dance Atlanta ) 404 444 9259
Jamie Parish (choreographer) 404 787 2966
Julie Reeves ( director and owner of Steps) 404 316 8546
Marcus Alford ( former dancer with Gus Giordano's touring company and Director and owner of Dance Centre South) 770 842 4483
Jennifer Mason Byrd ( Director of City Gate Dance Theater) 404-263-7754
Nile Jones ( Former Company Member and Co-creative)
Currently Rachel is Freelancing both dancing and Choreographing for The Movement and INduztry talent agency. In 2007 Rachel studied dance at KSU. From 2009-2011. Rachel was a member of Georgia Dance Theater, performing ballets including Coppelia, Peter Pan, Nutcracker and West Side Story, as well as choreographing contemporary works "Broken Dolls" and "Roads."While on Staff at Gotta Dance Rachel has presented work for their "Passion to Dance" choreography showcase, she was also featured in Dance101's Show at the Alliance Theater "Koru" under the direction of Bubba Carr, She was a guest artist for Tish (NYU) master program end of the year showcase. Rachel was honored to be asked to perform at the 2009 Dance Canvas choreography by Lonnie Davis.
Her commercial experience includes, featured performer for Super Bowl XXXlV 2000 Halftime show produced by Disney. Falcons Halftime shows 2010,2011&2012 produced by Georgia Lottery. Dancer for ESPN Commercial featuring Charles Barkley. Featured Dancer and Assistant to the Choreographer Jamie Parrish for Vampire Diaries on the CW in 2011 and Head Choreographer for the Vampire Diaries on the CW in 2012. Rachel was also selected to body double for the movie "Scary Movie 5."
Creative Director/ Producer:
Rachel was Featured Choreographer at the 6th annual Destined to
Dance Awards, She was selected and performed at the GA Dome under the direction of Cici Kelly for 2012 GA Lottery Halftime show. Her Work with Impact's Conservatory Program was Honored and Placed at Youth American Grande Prix in both 2012 , 2013 and 2014. Rachel was also choreographer and artistic director for 2012's "Remove the Ego" at King Plow Arts Center. Rachel was Artistic Director and Choreographer for "In Regard" Contemporary showcase in 2012. Rachel is also featured choreographer for "Phazes of Love" 2013. Rachel is now Founder and creative director for Gotta Dance Contemporary, her creation of SURFACE world premiered at Westside Cultural Arts Center in the winter of 2015. This work also featured music by recording artist Prisca and cello quartet Atlanta Celli.
In 2016/2017 as Artistic Director and Founder of Gotta Dance Contemporary, Rachel Truitt Produced and Directed "Juxtapose, In This House, In Process and Kairos" all world premiered at 7 Stages Atlanta.
In 2017 Rachel Choreographed the Atlanta Sports Awards at the Rialto Center for the Arts as well as created choreography for musical artist Michael Kiwanuka for his music video " Cold Little Heart." Rachel created concept and Choreographed for Prisca video "SKIN"
In 2017/2018 Rachel Produced and Choreographed in collaboration with Zepher Instrumental and Jon Carr, DREAMSCAPE, a world premier at 7 Stages Theater. Rachel also created and choreographed in collaboration with the Youth Creates program and Heidi Howard, Courageous Human Interactions, as well as Letters from an Artist for the Gotta Dance Contemporary Company.
Created a commissioned work for 7 Stages Curious Human Encounters "A Holiday Cover Up"
In 2018 Rachel also choreographed for the band Great, Good, Fine OK for their music video Touch.
In 2020 Admix Project, creatively directed and produced by Rachel Truitt, Catalyst. A multi media project featuring the photography of Bubba Carr and the choreography of selected artists in the Atlanta community. Summer 2020, Covid times, as a company Admix Project pivoted their normal live show presentation to created a work for film, Letters from an Artist. As our live show of this work was such a success we wanted to explore how this would creatively evolve for film. This film is set to premier Summer 2021.