Hometown: Snellville, Ga.
BalletMet company member since: 2016
Favorite quote: “…Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” –Muhammad Ali
Favorite book: The Stand by Stephen King
Rachael Parini, originally from Snellville, Ga., studied at the Lilburn School of Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, The Rock School for Dance Education and Shanghai Ballet. She has danced with The American Repertory Ballet, Nashville Ballet and The Washington Ballet. Among her favorite roles are Moyna in Edwaard Liang’s Giselle, Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena, Balanchine’s Serenade, Theme And Variations, and Rubies, Cygnets in Kirk Peterson’s Swan Lake, William Forsythe’s In the Middle Somewhat Elevated, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano’s 18+1, and Jerome Robbins’ Interplay.
Mrs. Parini was a National Merit Scholar, a former intern with the Department Of Homeland Security, and holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, with minors in both Political Science and Italian.