About Rachel Simonne
Born and raised in Birmingham, AL, Rachel Simonne, is a choreographer, director, dancer, actress, performing arts educator, administrator, certified life coach & yoga instructor, and creative visionary.
Over the course of her life, she’s studied a variety of genres in performing arts including: Modern (specifically Horton, Dunham, & Graham), Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballet, Liturgical, West African, House, Burlesque, Jazz, Tap, Yoga, Majorette, Acting Improvisation, Musical Theatre, Meisner Technique, and Broadway singing. She studied these genres throughout the United States and during her time as an undergraduate student at a liberal arts institution in Homewood, AL.
The Samford University graduate and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. member, is academically gifted, and obtains several degrees, including a Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration from Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Capella University. She is also a member of The National Society of Leadership & Success, and is currently in pursuit of her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Capella University. Rachel Simonne has worked with many theatres and dance companies, and has served as resident choreographer for the Birmingham Black Repertory Theatre Company (BBRTC); winning Best Local Choreographer with Broadway World in 2019 for her work in the musical “Choir Boy”.
The multi-faceted creative also served as a company dancer for Quantum Leaps Dance Company, and Nathifa Dance Company & Outreach where she led in an Administration Managerial role. Rachel Simonne has worked as an actress in many independent films and music videos, while developing youth talent with Birmingham City Schools, where she served as Director and Teacher of Fine Arts. It is with Birmingham City Schools that she wrote/produced theatrical plays, created city wide events/conferences, operated/managed the theatre facility, and managed departmental budget.