Rachel Tavernier



Dunham Technique Master Teacher and Consultant

Rachel Tavernier was born in Haiti where she began dancing at the age of 5. She received her training in Haiti, Germany, and the United States. Her background includes the study of Dunham Technique, Haitian Folklore, Ballet, Jazz, and Modern. Rachel has been teaching and choreographing since 1978. She was the director of her own dance studio in Petionville, Haiti before immigrating to the USA in 1989.

Rachel holds the title of Master Instructor in Dunham Technique. She was one of Ms. Katherine Dunham’s primary demonstrators for many years, in Haiti, Philadelphia (Temple University), Washington D.C. (Kennedy Center), East St. Louis (Dunham Seminar), and New York City. She has taught Master classes in Dunham Technique in New York, Philadelphia (Philadanco), East St. Louis (Dunham Seminar), Los Angeles, and Cuba. She has also demonstrated for Julie Belafonte, former member of the original Dunham Company, in Uruguay.

Rachel currently teaches on Long Island, New York, where she resides.


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