Rachel Zervakos

Dance Barns Instructor

Rachel Zervakos earned her B.F.A. in Dance Summa Cum Laude at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where she was a Jan Veen Scholarship Award Recipient. She received her initial dance training at Tolbert-Yilmaz School of Dance in Roswell, GA, and attended summer intensives including American Ballet Theatre, Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and Walnut Hill, as well as Regional Dance America festivals. She has performed major roles in classical ballets including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Giselle, as well as contemporary works by José Limón, Trey McIntyre, and Twyla Tharp, among others. Rachel is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. In 2012, she had the honor of performing Tommy Neblett's La Giornata Omicida at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts during the American College Dance Festival gala. In 2014, Rachel completed her internship with the National Training Curriculum department at American Ballet Theatre in New York City. She then relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where she performed as a guest artist with Lamorris Namari Ballet, Room To Move Dance, and other projects. Her choreography has been performed at The Boston Conservatory's New Music Festival, Ballet Fest Atlanta, Fleetwood Dance Theater's The Nutcracker, Dance 101 Atlanta Performance Series, and Dance Arts Los Alamos productions. Rachel relocated to Santa Fe, NM and joined the NDI faculty in 2021.