A fair bit has happened since my last post in June. The One Night Only Gig was a sell-out, and we also just did our Latin Carnival de Sol concert which also sold out. I am still currently in the ‘day job’, but things on the dance front have slightly changed – I’m not currently teaching as I’ve been busy between the band; Bollywood dance gigs; and now rehearsals for the wonderful Broadway musical, Gypsy.
I’m excited to be playing the cameo role of Mazeppa, one of three Burlesque dancers who introduce Louise (who later becomes the famous Gypsy Rose Lee) to the risqué art form. There is such a strong cast of all ages, and the leading actors have been wonderfully cast! The show is playing from 13 to 28 November at Beenleigh Theatre (book online and use the promo code ‘rleigh’ to get a 10% discount!) http://beenleightheatregroup.com/booking/
I’ve also decided to start a video blog! It has started initially about my weight loss journey but may develop into other stuff later on. You can view Episode One here. I’m hoping it will inspire others to start looking after themselves so please feel free to share or subscribe. I have been a lot more active the past few months, and the next 12 months will hopefully see new opportunities and change. I hope you enjoy following and supporting me along the way!
In July 2009, Racheal also discovered her passion for Bollywood Dancing, making her debut performance at the Brisbane Exhibition during August with Bollyfunk Dance. After a short break due to a neck injury, Racheal has continued to learn the art of Bollywood Dance culminating in an array of performances at both private and public events. She recently performed with Bollyfunk at QPAC’s Melting Pot Concert; and has also started teaching Beginners Bollywood at Fresh Elements Dance Schoolat Mansfield.
The Star Rae Revue’s inaugral Miss Burlesque Competition ended in December 2009. Racheal has plans to continue the Miss Burlesque Competition later in 2010!
After studying Event Management, Racheal is back with her new events & entertainment business: Star Rae Productions. Specifically aimed at creating unique and themed events, Racheal is pleased to announce the start of the Star Rae Revue and the Miss Burlesque Competition.
The Star Rae Revue is a cabaret burlesque show that will be run over the next six months, starting on 26 July 2009. Check out the website for more information!
MERRYCHRISTMAS! Racheal is currently singing Christmas Carols with the Brisbane City Sounds Barbershop Chorus. If you’re lucky, you can catch her at Indooroopilly Shoppingtown singing with the group in the week leading up to Christmas.
She also recently completed the Intermezzo 1 Burlesque Dance class with Lola the Vamp; as well as received First Class Honours in her Ballroom Medals with Coll’s Dance Studio (Mt Gravatt) where she danced two showcases: Cha Cha Cha (Latin) and Charmaine (Modern).