Rachel Spies is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She attended the University of Akron where she received her BFA in Dance. While at the University, Rachel had the opportunity to work with artists such as STREB, Alexandre Munz, Chloe Felesina, Ballet X, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Groundworks Dance Theatre, and Neos Dance Theatre. She was a part of The University of Akron Dance Company for four years, and danced for Real Edge Dance Company in Akron for one season. Rachel is in her first season with Thodos Dance Chicago as an Intern/Trainee.