Ms. Rachel began her study of dance in 1982. She danced for 11 years in pre-professional companies and danced professionally for one year. Rachel has studied with many companies and teachers throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland. Rachel has taught dance to persons age 3 - adult since 1991 and has taught dance at Harcum College. She served as Ballet Mistress for Greater York Youth Ballet and has guest taught and choreographed at regional ballet companies. She completed master teacher John White's Teaching Program in July of 2003. Ms. Rachel is the Director of the Dance Program at Inspiration to Movement, Inc. She teaches Intermediate and Advanced classes and the Adult Program.
Rachel began her "traditional" Pilates study in 1997 and earned her Teaching Certificate of Completion in 1999. She served as a training teacher for a Teacher Training Program in Rosemont, PA. After injuries from two car accidents left her in pain and with decreased range of motion, Mrs. Maynard began studying the Ron Fletcher Work in 2001. In November of 2005 she earned her National Certification from the Pilates Method Alliance, one of the first 200 in the world to complete the test without aid of the study guide. Rachel earned her certificate from the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program (Formerly the Ron Fletcher Program of Study) in January of 2006 as the first Qualified Teacher in the state of Pennsylvania and on the East Coast. Rachel is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance and the Fletcher Pilates, Inc. Rachel is a Facilitator for the Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study. Mrs. Maynard has had experience working with many different types of bodies and many different pathologies.
In 2006 Rachel began studying ballroom dancing. In 2009 Mrs. Maynard moved to Ohio to dance professionally, with her now husband, Adam Maynard. Together, in a very short amount of time they have won many titles including Fred Astaire 4-time Ohio Regional Open American Smooth Champions, Kentucky Rising Star American Smooth Champions, Yuletide Ball Rising Star Champions and Fred Astaire Ohio Regional International Standard Champions. They have also been Showdance Finalists in the United States Dance Championship; Rising Star American Smooth Finalists at: Fred Astaire Nationals, Nashville Starz, Cincinnati Dancesport, Volunteer State, Michigan Dance Challenge; and Open American Smooth Finalists at Philadelphia Festival; to name a few. Rachel enjoys teaching and competing with her amateur students. If it is for social dancing, rehabilitation or competition Rachel has a passion to see all of her students achieve new heights of accomplishment.