Owner/Director and Choreographer
Rachel Rubin began her training at the Charlotte Klein Dance Centers in Worcester at the age of three. Through the years, Rachel continued with her training and eventually she joined the Charlotte Klein Dance Company and also worked as an assistant.
After graduating high school, Rachel continued her dance education and training at Dean College graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Dance and a minor in Business. There she studied Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Dance History and Pedagogy. At Dean she was a member and a soloist of the Dean College Dance Company and was also the co-captain and choreographer of the Dean College Dance Team. At Dean College she was awarded the Joan Phelps Palladino Scholarship, the Franklin School of Performing Arts Scholarship as well as the Trustees Prize in Dance.
From 2004-2006, Rachel was a member of the She Figure Dance Company where she performed in Cambridge, Boston and Martha’s Vineyard. In 2007 Rachel joined the Charlotte Klein Dance Center as a full time faculty member teaching students from 2 yrs through 18 yrs old in both the Worcester and Westborough locations.
Her choreography has been regionally and nationally recognized. This competition season she received a choreography award at the Hall of Fame Dance Competition for her contemporary duo “The Double.” In 2010, her modern piece “Arizona 1941” won 1st place high score at the Headliners National Competition. She also choreographed the routines for Master Dance of New England 2005, Teen Miss and Mr. Dance of New England 2009, Mr. Dance of New England 2011, co-choreographed Teen Miss Dance of New England 2013 and co-choreographed the current Miss Dance of New England 2014, Alexis Nevalsky.
In 2013 Rachel become the owner of the Charlotte Klein Dance Center. In addition, she is a teacher at Notre Dame High School in Worcester teaching dance, choreographing the Fall and Spring shows and is the director of the dance ensemble. Rachel is a member and an active board member of Dance Masters of New England. She loves sharing her passion with the dancers at the studio. “Seeing their faces light up when they accomplish something, whether it is getting their splits down or finally mastering the time steps, seeing the joy and the excitement in the dancers faces on their accomplishments is why I love doing what I do”. Besides her teaching and being the owner of the studio, she is a wife to Joel Rubin and the proud mother of 3 children, one of whom is dancing at the studio.