Originally from Boston, Rachael resides in Los Angeles as a Dancer, Master Teacher/
Choreographer & Actress, with over 15yrs of experience in the Entertainment Industry. She’s
traveled all over the world teaching, judging and choreographing for today’s emerging talent. Rachael has toured and danced for artists like RIHANNA, KATY PERRY, BEYONCE, PINK, KANYE WEST, CHER, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and more. She’s done over 30 Films & TV shows including GLEE, TRUE BLOOD, SUPER BOWL HALFTIME PERFORMANCES, RUSH HOUR 3, NO STRINGS ATTACHED, BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, LEGION, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, PARKS and RECREATION, DANCING with the STARS,
SYTYCD, AMERICAN IDOL and much more. Her commercial credits include MICROSOFT, MAC COSMETICS, H&M, HONDA, FARMER’S INSURANCE, BLACKBERRY and more. Other clients include NIKE, ADIDAS, REEBOK, ASICS, BIG & SEXY HAIR, SEBASTIAN COSMETICS, CABI CLOTHING and WELLA HAIR to name a few.
Rachael is also the proud owner of THE DANCER’S EDGE, an elite In-Studio Intensive bringing top Master Teachers from LA & NYC into studios across the country. Their Intensives
are focused on training and education, incorporating Industry Workshops to help dancers prepare & transition into the professional world. Rachael is passionate about sharing her
knowledge and love for dance, having worked in all areas of entertainment she has a clear understanding of what it takes to have longevity and success in the industry.
For more on her work please visit www.rachaelmarkarian.net
WHITNEY CRITES BROWN,
Whitney's contagious spirit, enthusiastic attitude and exceptional choreography have put her in high demand as a master class teacher and choreographer around the nation. Most recently she traveled the nation with Nickelodeon’s wildly popular Yo Gabba Gabba! Live as the Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain. She has also been the choreographer for the Reckson Center Christmas Tree Lighting, starring and Johnny Weir from the Olympic Men's Figure Skating Team and Shiera and Loli's Ditty Doodle Works on the CW Television Network.
While choreography and teaching are Whitney’s passion, she also loves to perform and entertain. She has been fortunate enough to work with artists such as NeYo, Snoop Dogg, Kerry Russell, Cold War Kids, The Roots, Bootsy Collins, Biz Markie, Sarah Silverman, Erika Badu, Solange Knowles and Freddie Prince Jr.Her theater/live credits include: All Shook Up, Kidz Bop Live, Xbox Kinect Times Square Launch, Elan Awards honoring Anne Reinking, Jerry Mitchell and Rob Marshall, The Best of... Broadway, Dance Break, Pajama Party Live, and NYC Promos for Looney Tunes the Movie as Daffy Duck. Television: Lucille Roberts Fitness, Sheira & Loli’s Ditty Doddle Works and One Life to Live, but Whitney is most excited about being a part of the 2010 White House Easter Egg Roll!
We are excited to have Whitney back as part of our faculty for DDI!