Rachel Tess

Born in the US 1980 and educated at the Oregon Ballet Theater School 1985-1998 and the Juilliard School 2000-2002 under the artistic direction of Benjamin Harkarvy and Lawrence Rhodes. Rachel has danced in Oregon Ballet Theatre, The Juilliard Dance Ensemble, Lar Lubovich Dance Company and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (in works by Ohad Naharin, Didy Veldman and Stijn Celis among others). 2005-2007 Rachel danced in GöteborgsOperans balett in pieces by Mats Ek, Tero Saarinen and Jiří Kylián. Rachel received Princess Grace Award for Modern Dance in 2003 and Martha Hill Award in 2004. Rachel came to Cullberg Ballet autumn 2008. Rachel is on leave of absence since autumn 2010.