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’s danced with The American Repertory Ballet, Nashville Ballet and, most recently, Washington Ballet and has enjoyed performing works by choreographers Graham Lustig, Septime Webre, Edwaard Liang, William Forsythe and more. Her favorite roles include Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Odile in Swan Lake and the Dewdrop Fairy in The Nutcracker. Ms. Jones was also a National Merit Scholar and holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs, with a minor in political science and Italian.