Rachel Harris

Charlotte, NC

BFA Class of 2020

Where did you train?

I trained at Dance Productions under Lori Long, Denise Britz-Clarke, Sabrina Perell, Tracy Faggart, and Emaline Greene, beginning when I was two years old. I also participated in the Joffrey Ballet Intensive and Columbia City Jazz Summer Intensive as well as classes at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Broadway Dance Center, and Alonzo King Lines Ballet.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by my friends and family, my life experiences, and problems that I see in the world.

Describe yourself in three words.

Spiritual. Optimistic. Duende.

Tell us a fun fact about you.

I have a slight obsession with “Grey’s Anatomy,” Shonda Rhimes, and The Sims 2.

What does it mean to be a part of USC Kaufman?

To be a part of USC Kaufman means that I am an integral part of an educational system that focuses on innovating dance and improving dancers as better artists and people. I fell in love with the USC Kaufman School as soon as I heard about it. I would literally visit the website every day just dreaming of my photo being on the student page. Now that time has come, I cannot wait to take full advantage of the teachers, opportunities, and challenges that this program offers!