A dancer since the age of four, and with a family background of Ballroom and Latin Champions, Rachael, through her love of dance discovered and trained in many different forms of dance including Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Disco, Latin & Ballroom, Salsa, West Coast Swing, Hip-Hop, and of course, Line Dancing. Rachael’s success and ambition enabled her to start her first Line Dance Class at the youthful age of 15. The combination of drive, ambition, and an infectious personality has enabled Rachael to beat all industry downturns, with her first class still being attended by more than 100 people each week.

With a determination to dance and travel, Rachael began competing in April 1999, her first competition being at the United Country Western Dance Council (UCWDC) European Championships. After winning many British and European titles, Rachael’s continued drive and ambition saw her take home a Double World Championship title, in the Grand Classic and Showcase Line Dance divisions from the UCWDC Worlds 2000 held in Nashville. This propelled Rachael into the highest division offered in the UCWDC – the Superstar Division. A division only eligible to dancers through qualification, the Superstar division is an unparalleled display of Line Dance. In January 2001, Rachael returned to the UCWDC Worlds, held in Edmonton, Canada, and proceeded to take the Superstar World Championship title at her first attempt, solidifying her name and reputation as one of the most achieved Line Dancers in the world at the tender age of 19.

Rachael’s success in the field of Line Dance was supplemented through her academic achievements. Rachael graduated from college in June 1999 with 10 GCSE’s, and A-Levels in French, German and Sports Studies, important subject matters that she dedicated herself to in order to invest further in her ambitions to travel and teach the mediums of dance.

In 2002, as part of an exciting new venture, Rachael joined forces with leading industry personalities Pedro Machado, Rob Fowler, Paul McAdam, and established business woman and promoter Barbara Blake. Together they formed ‘Masters In Line’, a dance events company that specialized in competitive and social Line Dance events. As a director Rachael organized events, coordinated competitions, judged, performed, and scrutineered.  Masters in Line’s events were established all over the globe, including Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa as well as all across Europe. Having traveled the World and invested the time to develop a successful organization, Rachael looked to pursue other interests in 2007 and made the difficult decision to retire as a Director of Masters In Line. The original company’s success and structure left a historical impact, framing the industry for future organizations Rachael now takes a leading consulting role in World Dance Masters, a new company in the dance event space, and continues to attend their biggest events as an emcee, performer, instructor and judge.

Throughout Rachael’s career she has made a conscious effort to ensure she passes her knowledge onto others.. To date Rachael has trained 32 World Champions from Newcomer through to the highest level, and from the youngest to the eldest competitors, in both UCWDC and World Dance Masters - an achievement she holds with modest dignity.

Through Line Dance Rachael has been fortunate to perform on National Television stations across Europe. She appeared on several news broadcasts on British Broadcasting Company (BBC) local news stations due to her competitive success at the World Championships and she was asked to perform with her students on the BBC’s famous appeal for Children in Need in 2002, In 2006 Rachael was invited to teach and choreograph a group performance on BBC’s Strictly Dance Fever (a “So You Think You Dance” equivalent).

Rachael’s dedication, ability, and drive led to continuous successful years in the Line Dance industry. However, in the last 4 years Rachael’s Line Dance career has hit the very top. Rachael continues to win awards internationally for her personality, choreography, and instruction ability; including fourteen coveted Crystal Boot Awards.  Her most recent achievements include winning another World Title at the 2013 UCWDC World Championships in Nashville Tennessee, this time at the highest level of couples “Masters Classic” with dance partner Albert Tailleur.  Then just a few weeks later at 2013 Crystal Boot Awards, Rachael was inducted in to the Line Dance HALL OF FAME, a moment she will never forget.


Rachael continues to be one of the most sought after instructors in the industry. Her schedule is booked almost two years in advance and she is known internationally as a world-class performer, instructor, choreographer and educator of dance sport Her strong work ethic and extraordinary passion for dance and fitness has been proved over a twelve-year career, and her success in the field continues to thrive.










 





Some of Rachael's favourite quotes:

"To dance, above all, is to enter into the motions of life. It is an action, a movement, a process. The dance of life is not so much a metaphor as a fact; to dance is to know oneself alone and to celebrate it."
:: Sherman Paul ::

"Dance as if no one is watching. Sing as if no one is listening. Love as if you have never been hurt."
:: Unknown ::

"If to dance is to dream, then you make dreams come true."
:: Anonymous, contributed by Maureen Hickey ::

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
:: Albert Einstein ::



 


 DANCE ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS


2014 Crystal Boot Award -  Received The Rose Bowl for outstanding achievement winning Female Personality of The Year 5 times.

2014 Crystal Boot Award - Choreographer Of The Year

2013 Crystal Boot Award - Personality Of The Year

2013 Crystal Boot Award Choreographer Of The Year

2013 Crystal Boot Award Instructor Of The Year

2013 Crystal Boot Award Advanced Dance of the year - Blurred Lines

2012 Inductee into the Line Dancer HALL OF FAME

2012 Crystal Boot Award - UK Choreographer of Year

2012 Crystal Boot Award - Personality Of The Year

2012 Crystal Boot Award for Advanced Dance “Back In Time”

2012 Crystal Boot Award for Absolute Beginner Dance “Gold Digger”

2013 Australian Line Dance Awards International Choreographer of the Year

2013 Australian Line Dance Awards International Dance Of the Year “Domino

2012 Danish Line Dance Awards - International Instructor Of The Year

2012 Danish Line Dance Awards - International Choreographer Of The Year

2011 Crystal Boot Award for Instructor Of The Year

2011 Crystal Boot Award for Personality Of The Year
2012 Australian Line Dance Awards - International Choreographer Of The Year

2012 Australian Line Dance Awards - International Dance Of The Year for Alabama Slammin

2012 UCWDC Star Award for favourite Choreographer

2012 Five Crystal Boot Nominations: Instructor Of The Year, Personality Of the Year, Choreographer Of The Year AND Advanced Dance Choreography Nominations for both Papi and Let It Be.

2010 Crystal Boot Award for Instructor Of The Year

2010 Crystal Boot Award for Choreographer Of The Year

2010 Crystal Boot Award for Female Personality Of The Year

2010 Crystal Boot Award for Improver Dance Of The Year

2010 Seven Crystal Boot Nominations: Instructor Of The Year, Personality Of The Year, Choreographer Of The Year AND Choreography Nominations for Rhyme or Reason, Everything I Do, I Run To You, Snap Your Fingers.


2010 Dancers Choice Award for Instructor Of The Year

2009 Crystal Boot Award for Female Personality Of The Year

2009 Crystal Boot Award for Beginner Dance Of The Year: Toes

2010 UCWDC Star Award - Favourite Line Dance Instructor

2009 Dancers Choice Award for Female Instructor Of The Year

2009 Dancers Choice Award - The Show Stopper Award

2009 Dancers Choice Award Female Choreographer Of The Year

2009 UCWDC Star Award - Favourite Line Dance Instructor

•	2007 UCWDC Star Award - Best female instructor USA 

•	2007 Nominated at Crystal Boot Awards for Female Personality of the year. UK

•	2006 Appeared as an instructor on BBC's hit TV show Strictly Dance Fever UK
 
•	2006 Nominated at Dancers Choice awards in 4 categories USA 

•	2006 Nominated at Crystal Boot Awards for Female Personality of the year. UK 

•	2002 Nominated 3 times at Crystal Boot Awards for: Female Personality of the year, Instructor of the year, Choreographer of the year. UK 

2001 UCWDC Favourite Female Line Dancer 











COMPETITIVE TITLES


2013 US Open Swing Dance Finalist

2013 UCWDC World Champion in Classic Masters Couples with partner Albert Tailleur
2012 Boston Showdown Winner with partner Rob Glover
2011 Boston Showdown Winner with partner Guyton Mundy, USA
•	2006 Boston Showdown Winner with partner Paul McAdam Boston Showdown USA
•	2001 Superstar WORLD champion UCWDC World Championships Canada UCWDC 
•	2000 Superstar Champion UCWDC New Orleans Dance Mardi Gras USA UCWDC 
•	2000 Superstar Champion UCWDC German Championships Germany UCWDC 
•	2000 Superstar Champion UCWDC Washington Dance Challenge USA UCWDC 
•	2000 European Superstar Champion UCWDC European Championships Holland UCWDC 
•	2000 Line Dance Showcase WORLD Champion UCWDC World Championships USA UCWDC 
•	2000 Line Dance Classic Advanced WORLD Champion UCWDC World Championships USA UCWDC 
•	1999 Line Dance Classic Advanced Champion British Championships UK UCWDC 
•	1999 Line Dance Showcase Champion Scottish Gathering UK UCWDC 
•	1999 Line Dance Classic Advanced Champion Scottish Gathering UK UCWDC 
•	1999 Line Dance Classic Advanced Champion London Dance Classic UK UCWDC 
1999 Line Dance Showcase Champion London Dance Classic UK UCWDC 





WEST COAST SWING – COMPETITIVE TITLES
•	2008 West Coast Swing J&J Winner Advanced Division.  Grand Nationals, Atlanta, USA.
•	2005 West Coast Swing J&J Winner Advanced Division Eastern/Washington Dance Challenge USA WSDC 
•	2001 West Coast Swing J&J Winner Novice Division Summer Hummer USA WSDC