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Rachel Hutsell was born in Houston, Texas. She began her dance training at Allegro West Academy of Dance at the age of 6, and trained under the direction of Catriona Steel from September 2003 to May 2012.

She attended the summer course at the School of the American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in 2012, and enrolled as a full-time student the following fall term.

In August 2015, she became an apprentice with NYCB. As an apprentice with the Company, Ms. Hutsell originated corps roles in Kim Brandstrup’s Jeux and Justin Peck’s The Most Incredible Thing. In August 2016, she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet.

Photo © Paul Kolnik


  • Emeralds from Jewels
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Hot Chocolate)
  • La Source
  • Scotch Symphony


  • Eight Easy Pieces
  • Swan Lake (Neopolitan)


  • In Creases

Matthew Neenan

  • The Exchange

Justin Peck

  • The Decalogue

Pam Tanowitz

  • Bartók Ballet

Peter Walker

  • ten in seven

Kim Brandstrup

  • Jeux

Justin Peck

  • The Most Incredible Thing\
  • Principia

Lauren Lovette

  • The Shaded Line

Gianna Reisen

  • Composer's Holiday