How We Got Started
Rachael Harding started Miss Rachael's Dance in Denver to share her love and passion for dance with our community. At Miss Rachael's Dance we provide students of all levels with more than just dance classes, but a unique experience in which the student can grow both mentally and physically as a dancer. Our highly trained instructors have a wealth of experience in teaching and performing various styles and disciplines.
Our Mission is to provide young dancers with quality, structured dance education and appreciation for the arts in a supportive and enthusiastic environment. Dance class is not just dancing, but teaching children valuable life lessons, a positive self image, confidence and respect.
Here at Miss Rachael's Dance, we have a passion for the art of dance and for helping others discover their inner dancer. Are you ready to get up and move? Contact us today to learn more about our studio.
Rachael Harding has trained extensively in jazz, tap, modern, and ballet. She holds an MFA in dance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BFA in dance and a BS in Business Management from the University of Arizona. She was a member of the Denver-based company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble and served as Assistant Rehearsal Director. Rachael toured the United States as a solo dancer with winds quintet, Imani Winds, in “Josephine Baker: A Life of Le Jazz Hot.” In Denver, Rachael has performed in the productions Nixon in China, The Pearl Fishers, Rusalka and Josephine with Opera Colorado. She has worked with Colorado based professional dance companies; Davis Contemporary Dance, Moraporvida, Interweave Dance Theatre, Kim Robards and New Breed Dance Company. She has had the pleasure to perform at notable venues; Apollo Theatre, Joyce Theatre, Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center.
Rachael has been teaching dance for over twenty years to children and adults at the recreational, competitive and professional levels. She has taught master classes at Denver School of the Arts, Loughborough University (UK), University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Arizona, Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance School and at various dance studios throughout the Denver area. She worked at Denver Dance Starz and was the artistic director for a recreational and competitive program there for 19 years. She has set choreography professionally for Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Training Group, Aspen Dance Connection and for Opera Colorado’s Rusalka, Aida and Josephine productions. Rachael is currently the resident choreographer for Denver's professional Jazz dance company - Davis Contemporary Dance Company. Rachael is very excited to bring her passion for teaching young dancers to the Denver area with Miss Rachael’s Dance.