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Rachel Brown

Adjunct Faculty, Theatre and Dance

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Rachel Brown is a proud alumna of Montclair State University. She one of very few MSU graduates to hold a B.F.A. in Theater with a Concentration in Acting and a B.F.A. in Dance. While studying at MSU, Rachel was the recipient of the CART Advisory Board Talent Award Scholarship, the Cento Amici Scholarship, Theater and Dance Service Award, and Linda Roberts Outstanding Senior Dancer Award. She also had the honor of being nominated and was a regional finalist for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Irene Ryan Acting Award for her portrayal of Katherine Schaub in "Radium Girls."

Currently Rachel teaches Introduction to Ballet 1 and Introduction to Ballet 2 at Montclair State University. In addition to her work at MSU, Rachel is a founding company member and rehearsal director of moe-tion dance theater, a professional modern dance company (, based in New Jersey. She is also an adjunct dance/acting instructor at Kean University. Rachel is on staff with Broadway Artists Alliance in NYC and a faculty judge for Groove National Dance Competition.

Some favorite acting credits include: "Lower East Side Murder Mystery 1873: The Ryan case (Sally Watkins- Production Nominated for 2012 Drama Desk Award, Unique Theatrical Experience), Lower East Side Murder Mystery: 1975 (Claire Lombardi/ Original Cast) produced by LiveINtheater based in NYC. "reasons to be pretty" (Steph), "Seussical the Musical" (Mayzie LaBird),"Dream of the Burning Boy" (Chelsea), "U.S. Drag" (Angela), "Fiddler on the Roof" (Tzeitel), "Cats" (Rumpleteazer), "La Cage Aux Follies" (Odette/Dance Capt.), "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (Ensemble/Dance Capt.), and before graduation, MSU's legendary production of "Cabaret" (Lulu/Dance Capt.) Favorite Film Credits include short films: "I Have to Tell You Something," "Sunday Times," and "I'm in a Band." Rachel was also an original cast member of Gary Cohen's original children's musical "The Reluctant Dragon" as Michelle the Dragonette.

Rachel has choreographed for numerous theater companies, schools, and studios throughout NJ and NH. Her choreography was seen right here at MSU for Spring 2013's "Andrew Lippa's Wild Party." Other favorite choreographic credits: "The Drowsy Chaperone," "Legally Blonde: The Musical," "Annie," "Sweet Charity," "Pippin," "Bye Bye Birdie," "Hair," "Godspell," and "Anything Goes. For Mount Washington Valley Theater Company (NH) Associate Director/Choreographer for "Cats," Associate Choreographer for "Cabaret."

Rachel continues to pursue a performance career and to teach whenever possible. Rachel hopes to inspire her students to take it "One Step at a Time" to make their career goals a reality.


Ballet, Modern Dance, Musical Theater Jazz, Contemporary, Choreography.

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