Rachels primary focus for over 10 years has been Social Circus, which began by creating and working with international social circus initiatives since 2006 and focusing on projects in Canada since 2010, in Nunavik, Manitoba, and creating an initiative based in Toronto (all are initiatives supported by Cirque du Monde, the social circus initiative of Cirque du Soleil). She grew up in Toronto, beginning circus arts in 1990 when the first Circus school in Ontario opened: Main Space School of Circus Arts (now Toronto School of Circus Arts). As part of their first performance troupe, Rachel performed throughout Ontario and Quebec. Once of age and working under founder Marsha Kennington as a coach, she found her niche as an instructor focused on self esteem and social development. She continues performing to date (locations include : AGO, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, and the Skydome (Rogers Centre) and at events such as Wonderball Gala, City of Brampton City New Years Party, and Special Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Contemporary Circus Arts Festival of Toronto) and also continued instructing while acquiring an Bachelor of Fine Arts in Montreal in 2004 (Condordia). After working internationally post education, eventually, Rachel returned to Canada to persue more local social circus initiatives, and also to earn a Bachelor of Education in Toronto (OISE) focused on Visual Arts, Health and Physical Education with a youth at-risk focus (2010) . In North America, her social circus and instruction experience includes: Cirque du Monde, Hollywood, Los Angelas, CNEs 'Under the Big Top, Toronto, Circus and Magic Partnership in Northern Manitoba and Winnipeg, Cirqiniq programs for Inuit youth in Nunavik. Some of her international experience includes includes Brazil (Pumbas Urbanas' Somos do Circo, Tiredentes, São Paulo) Uganda (Integrated Community Efforts for Development, 'ICOD', Lyontonde) South Korea (YBM Sisa Themed Creative Program, Ilsan). Currently Rachel is based in Toronto, coordinating and facilitating workshops with SoCirC in various diverse Toronto (and other Ontario) communities. She also travels to Manitoba for their C.A.M.P. programs in northern indigenous communities as well as underserved communities in Winnipeg in addition visiting Nunvavik a few times a year working with Cirqiniq since its early stages in 2010, training local instructors in 14 remote Inuit communities running social circus programming and sharing culture and stories through circus arts. It is the result of a partnership between Kativik Regional Government arts and culture department and Cirque de Soleil's social action program; Cirque du Monde. Rachel enjoys continuing perform and learn in the circus arts and introduce youth to this diverse art both outside of Canada, various locations within Canada, and with SoCirC in her own community of Toronto.