I took my first class with Rachel and had SO much fun! It was challenging but rewarding, and Rachel was so kind and made sure that I was doing everything correctly. I love the welcoming and wacky vibes of Bat City, and I'll definitely be taking more classes!
Rachel is a Texas-born hippie-goth circus bat with a fondness for foot hangs, weird splits, and strength conditioning. Though her first love was pole and her true love (thus far) is lyra, she has experience on a wide variety of apparatus, from chains, sling, trapeze, cube, lollipop, flying pole, to various custom apparatus that people just kinda make up names for. If the ceiling is high enough, she has also been known to strap on a pair of 6' peg stilts and practice aerial arts in them. (A lifetime of walking for hours in crazy heels prepared her well for this life choice.)
Rachel has been practicing and performing aerial arts for seven years in Austin, where she's hung professionally from night club ceilings all over town. (Often in a gothy capacity, though they say she opened for Snoop Dogg at a festival once.) She is also a teacher at Laché Movement Co, Bat City's sister studio, where she regularly practices and performs duo aerials with Laché's owner, Sonnie.