Rachel Bell Carpenter

Runa King

Originally from San Diego, Rachel trained extensively at prominent institutions including Best Foot Forward Dance Studio, Touch of Class, New West Ballet School, and Ballet Pacifica. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BFA in Dance Performance, minors in English and Biology, and a credential in Italian Studies from UCLA.

Rachel’s career transitioned from a Communications Specialist at Dance/USA in Washington, D.C., to performing in significant New York City productions. Her notable performances include the STARZ miniseries Flesh & Bone, and her debut in Susan Stroman’s production of THE MERRY WIDOW at the Metropolitan Opera. She has performed on Holland America’s m/s Westerdam and the Equity national tour of DIRTY DANCING, as well as in regional Equity productions of A CHORUS LINE.
Shifting from performance to production, Rachel has excelled as a Senior Producer, Creative Director, and Production Assistant at Strong Productions. Here, she has played a pivotal role in producing live arena industrials across major cities including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City. Additionally, she assisted Stroman’s team with the casting for Kung Fu Panda Spectacular Live at The Venetian Macau. Her strategic leadership at The Stirling Club in Las Vegas has significantly enhanced wedding and entertainment bookings, increased social media engagement, and improved website traffic through innovative marketing strategies.
In addition to her production work, Rachel is an active faculty member at Joffrey Las Vegas, Theater Arts Preparatory School (TAPS), Millennium Dance Complex Las Vegas, and the annual Dance Teacher Web Conference. Her dedication to mentoring the next generation of dancers reflects her commitment to the dance community.
Rachel continues to influence the dance and entertainment industry by merging creative insight with strategic execution, inspiring future talents, and shaping the evolution of dance performance and event production.