Rachael Klopfenstein Briscoe, the oldest daughter of Brent and Judy Klopfenstein, trained here at the Dallas Ballet Center, where she was also a member of City Dance Theater (now Dallas Ballet Company). Rachael spent her summers at the School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and Ballet Austin, where she danced as a trainee for two years and taught in the youth and children’s divisions for four years. Rachael holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin, and holds a masters from Polimoda in Florence, Italy. She teaches all age groups at the Dallas Ballet Center and helps rehearse the Dallas Ballet Company in productions of the Nutcracker and other repertoire. Additionally, she coaches students for Variations Showcase and YAGP. Rachael and her husband Brian reside in Dallas with their three young boys. As a family, they passionately serve in foster care.