Clarice in West Side Story
About the Artist:
Rachel Mengden, a Houston native, is making her HGO debut. She is a classically trained, full-time dancer finishing her fourth year as a full scholarship recipient in the Dr. Kesten Mentoring Program at the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School. Dancing for over 15 years, she has trained under many world-renowned teachers, such as Ramona de Saa and Ana Julia Bermudez de Castro of the National Ballet of Cuba, Carlos dos Santos, Ariel Serrano, Wilmian Hernandez, José Carreño, Peter Franc (former soloist with Houston Ballet), Duncan Cooper, and Lexi Johnson. She has also trained under vocal coaches Michelle McCord and Krista Benson.