Rachel Watson-Jih

Founder / Artistic Director

Rachel began her dance training at the age of four in Raleigh, NC. After attending the University of North Carolina School of the Arts summer dance program in 2008, she was recruited to attend school there where she received her BFA in Contemporary Dance in May of 2012. As a student at UNCSA, Rachel worked with Eric Oberdorff, Zane Booker, Elizabeth Parkinson, Helen Simoneau, Juel D. Lane and Nicole Wolcott to name a few.

Since relocating to New York, she’s performed at Lincoln Center Outdoors and Joe’s Pub with Mark Dendy, Karen Harvey Dances, Mari Meade Dance Collective, and apprenticed with Camille A. Brown and Dancers. She made her Public Theater Debut in Eve’s Song Fall 2018 and joined Company SBB in 2019. Her TV and commercial work include ABC’S Manhattan Love Story, PC Richard and Sons commercial, SKYPE, Aetna, and danced with Ryan Heffington in New York Fashion Week, Desigual Couture line. She has been a part of SheThinx and Coach campaigns and featured in music videos for Vanity Fair and VICE/Black Coffee. More of her commercial print work include Lyft, Knoll, and Target. Rachel is currently a teaching artist with the Alvin Ailey Arts in Education & Community Program and is the Founder and Artistic Director of Blue Morph Collective.