Praise Dancer’s Rock Welcomes Birmingham Workshop Instructor: Rachel Simmone

Rachel was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She is a graduate of Samford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, followed by a Master Degree in Arts in Higher Education. praise_dancers_rock_rachel_simonneHer dance roots began at the age of 15 at Dance N2 Destiny Studio, where she studied modern, contemporary, mime & lyrical/liturgical. After her high school graduation, she served as a dance & theatre intern for JCCEO YES Ambassadors Theatre Troupe.
Rachel continued her studies as a non-major at Birmingham Southern College & Samford University taking jazz, tap, contemporary and ballet.

We have had the awesome privilege of working with Rachel. She has such a passion and excellence for Dance! She is definitely a Creative Unstoppable Force!

Rachel has continued her training by attending workshops/conferences such as below:

  • Alabama Dance Festival
  • Finding Your Voice Within Conference (Atlanta, GA)
  • 33rd Annual Dunham International Modern Dance Technique Seminar (St. Louis, Missouri)
  • 15th Annual Music & Dance Unto the Lord Conference (Tampa, Florida)
  • 29th International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference (Dallas, Texas)
  • The Dance Company Experience Winter Dance Intensive (Atlanta, GA)

Rachel is currently serving as the Theatre & Dance Director at a local public high school teaching grades 9-12. Rachel definitely ROCKS!

Maya Spivey

Creative Founder

I am the Creative Blogger, Dancer, and Founder of Praise Dancer's Rock! I'm happily married with three kids or four on any given day, it depends on my husband's behavior :)! God LOVES me, and I'm glad about it! HE CAUSES ME TO TRIUMPH! In HIM, I Truly , LIVE, MOVE, AND HAVE MY BEING. Acts 17:28

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