Corps de Ballet
Rachel Jambois began her dance training at age six in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Upon receiving the Dowd Merit Full Scholarship, Ms. Jambois continued her training at the School of Ballet Chicago as a member of Ballet Chicago’s Studio Company under the direction of Daniel Duell and Patricia Blair. During her nearly six years at the School of Ballet Chicago, Ms. Jambois had the opportunity to perform many George Balanchine ballets, including Serenade, Who Cares?, Valse Fantasie, Concerto Barocco, Allegro Brilliante, and George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™. In September 2007, Ms. Jambois was accepted to The School of American Ballet. She performed Susan Stroman’s “Makin’ Whoopee!” from Double Feature with New York City Ballet in 2008 and participated in the Company’s outreach program “Ballet Fanfare” in January 2009.
Ms. Jambois joined Pennsylvania Ballet II in 2009 and was one of several Pennsylvania Ballet dancers chosen to perform in the Academy Award-winning film Black Swan. Ms. Jambois was promoted to the Corps de Ballet for the 2011-2012 Season. Her featured roles with the Company include Tinkerbell in Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan and Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations (Variation V), and she also has performed in Alexei Ratmansky's Jeu de Cartes, and in Balanchine’s Square Dance, Ballo della Regina, Allegro Brillante, Emeralds and Diamonds from Jewels, Serenade, and The Four Temperaments.