Born and raised in the Bay Area, Rachel Murata started dancing at a young age beginning with ballet in preschool, and then training in hula for seven years. In high school, she quickly fell in love with other dance forms through her exposure to jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip hop and musical theater. Her career in dance was accompanied by print modeling, commercials, and acting for major television networks such as ABC. She has recently graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2021 with Magna Cum Laude. During her time at Loyola Marymount University she studied under Rosalynde LeBlanc Loo (Bill T. Jones), Lillian Barbeito (BODYTRAFFIC), Kate Hutter Mason (L.A. Contemporary Dance Company), and James Gregg (Wewolf). Through her studies, Rachel is committed to fostering a career that integrates her business minor, body awareness/wellness, and her pure enjoyment for movement.