photo of rachel rees, rope coach


Rachel crawled all the way up here from New Orleans, with a four year pit stop in Boston to get her BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University. While in Boston, she began training at Esh Circus Arts and became unrelentingly obsessed with aerial rope. Rachel has equal parts passion for circus and for physical theatre, which she studied intensively with Double Edge Theatre (Ashfield, MA) and the Accademia dell’Arte (Arezzo, IT). From 2016-2019, she trained in the ProTrack Program at NECCA and hopes to combine her passions for circus and theatre by making lots of weird art!

“NECCA is an unbelievably fantastic resource that has given my daughter strength, confidence, agility, artistry, and a close family of like-minded souls. Not sure where she would have found her place if not for NECCA.”

“This [NECCA] is a good business plan. This creates jobs, economic development, opportunity, but most importantly, it changes kids’ lives.”

“The kids had a total blast. . .we really appreciate NECCA reaching out to us so that we can all work together to serve our kids better. They were so centered, and grounded, and ready to get back to academics when they came back to school – and that’s exactly what we had hoped for them!”

“I have not felt this beautiful since my surgery. Just as cancer teaches you that you can live through stresses you never imagined, this program teaches you that your body can fly and do things you never imagined.”

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