Corps de Ballet
Rachel Maher began her training at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet from 1991 to 2002. From there, she went on to study at the San Francisco Ballet School from 2002 to 2004. The recipient of the National Coca-Cola scholarship from American Ballet Theatre , Ms. Maher attended many summer intensives including ABT Alabama, ABT New York City, and San Francisco Ballet. While studying at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, she performed in several Balanchine works including George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, Divertimento No. 15, Stars and Stripes, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ms. Maher performed in Don Quixote, Serenade, and Who Cares? with San Francisco Ballet.
Ms. Maher joined Pennsylvania Ballet II in 2004. She was promoted to Apprentice in Fall 2006 and to the Corps de Ballet in January 2007. She has performed featured roles in Sleeping Beauty (Abundance Fairy), Coppélia (Spinner and Prayer variations), Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella (Autumn Fairy), John Butler’s Carmina Burana (White Girl), William Forsythe’s In the middle, somewhat elevated, Alexei Ratmansky's Jeu de Cartes, and Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land (White Couple) and Petite Mort. She has performed several Balanchine works including George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (lead Marzipan, lead Hot Chocolate, and Coffee), Raymonda Variations (Variation I), Ballo della Regina, Square Dance, Allegro Brillante, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and The Four Temperaments. In May 2014, Ms. Maher originated a featured role in the World Premiere of Trey McIntyre’s The Accidental.