Raquel Salois

Raquel S.

Cambridge, MA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Ballet Fusion AKA, Modern Ballet Stretch: Have you ever dreamed of having a professional ballerina/dancers physique without the high impact/stress workout of a Pro ballerina? Try this ballet fusion class, a low impact routine using classic ballet technique; combined with floor combinations & barre movement to the erotic sounds of modern/new age music.
45-60 min

Classic Water Ballet AKA synchronized swimming: Taught in Olympic size pool (4 ft) Combining classic ballet center stretch exercises & Barre stretches (using the edge/wall of the pool) This unique class is taught to modern/new age music & 2-5 lb water hand weights.
45 min

Children's classic European ballet: Classic European ballet ages 3-5 & 5-7 all styles including: barre, floor stretch, center combinations, spot turns, combinations & routines. This class is an introduction to advanced youth & adult ballet, Pre company audition/competitions.
50 min
children's beginner
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Raquel teaches



Raquel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 3 to 65, males 3 to 7 and special needs

Teaching since:

Studio & Private Classical European Ballet, Modern Ballet Stretch
Modern Ballet Fusion, Water Ballet, & Sensual Swing classes
Adult & Children non-intimidating lessons by a former
Professional Classical Prima Ballerina
Online at TakeLessons.com Raquel S.

Raquel is a consummate professional initially trained as a print model and classical ballerina. Raquel studied fine art at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, she directed her focus to medical aesthetics at the International Dermal Institute, becoming a registered medical aesthetician/laser tech in California and Massachusetts. Raquel brings over ten years of experience in holistic healing and medical aesthetics/laser holding certifications from the American Heart Association AED (Health Care Provider), The International Dermal Institute of Los Angeles (post graduate), Guinot of France, CME (Continued Medical Education) credits in Laser Skin Surgery via Syneron/Cynosure and Candela lasers, NYU, NYC. A certified Allergan consultant (Botox & Dermal fillers). She consults and assists in cosmetic surgery, tattoo removal & laser lypo-suction.

Raquel is also a celebrity make-up artist & boutique perfume designer. She worked with many national celebrities and magazines including: Bobbi Brown (Seattle WA), Jose Eber, Seventeen, Shape, Entertainer, and Glamor magazines. She currently hosts & orchestrates many national fashion shows, films, and charity events including: The Boston Ballet, Boston Casting, Boston Magazine, Saving animal victims of Katrina, Brandies School of International Business, The Massachusetts Film Bureau, Wang center for the Arts, Boston Latin Academy, The Elle fund, Make a Wish, Boston Magazine & The BCAE (Boston Center for Adult Education). Spokes Model for National Latin film Awards, Boston Latin TV, In Style Magazine Spring Show & ESPN.

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Prima Ballerina
Aug 1990 - Jun 1994
The Couer D' Alene Ballet Co.

Former Professional Prima Ballerina
Licensed Medical Aesthetician/Laser Specialist

Studio & Private Classical European Ballet, Modern Ballet Stretch, & Water Ballet classes. Offering adult & children’s non-intimidating lessons by a former professional Classical Prima Ballerina.

Professional Dance Training/Education

Spokane Ballet Co. (age 3) Spokane WA.
Children’s Ballet, Classical European Ballet
Barre technique, Center technique

Northwest Gymnastics, Couer D’ Alene, ID.
Tumle, balance beam, stretch

North Idaho Dance Arts Academy, Couer D’ Alene, ID.
Director, Lorna Hamilton: Former Prima e’toile ballerina of the San Fransisco Ballet Co & Seattle Ballet Co

Classical European Ballet, Jazz, Modern
Pre-professional Ballet & Dance productions/Competitions
Choreography: center/barre/combinations
Prep for Professional Ballet Co. Auditions

Corps de’ Ballet, North Idaho Youth Ballet (Junior Ballet Co,)
Couer D’ Alene ID.
Director: Lorna Hamilton Assistant Director: Julie Hudson
Demi Professional & Professional Ballet Productions

The Couer D’Alene Ballet Co (Professional Adult Ballet Co) Coeur D’ Alene ID.
Directors: Duncan Shute’ & Monica Mudgett Shute’ Former Professionals of: Paris Ballet Co, The London Ballet Co., The NYC Ballet Co., NY, NY, Dallas Ballet Co. Dallas, TX, San Francisco Ballet

Prima Classical Ballerina (Ballet Troupe of sixteen)
Formal Classical Ballet Performances/Musicals:
Professional Ballet Productions: Tchaikovsky’s, The Nutcracker
Yearly Christmas Ballet, Spokane City Orchestra
Copelia, Spring Production, Spokane City Orchestra
Swan Lake, Spokane City Orchestra
Romeo & Juliet, Spokane City Orchestra
Various local Northwest performances
(Honorable exit to enter college, summer season)

Professional Cameo Performances
The San Fransisco Ballet Co, San Fransisco, CA
Four Christmas Seasons, The Nutcracker, Sugar Plum Princess
The Northwest Classic Ballet Co. Vancouver, WA
The Nutcracker, Candy Kane
Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle, WA
The Nutcracker, Sugar Plum Princess

Competitions/ Awards
Dance Dimensions Professional Dance Competition
Tri Cities WA (Spokane/Seattle/Tacoma)
Grand Prize Trophy/Best of Show 1993
Duet Performance Ballet/ on Pointe’ (Toe shoes)
Partner, Sarah Riggles Prima Ballerina, currently of the Joffrey Ballet, NYC, NY.

Dance Dimensions Professional Dance Competition
Seattle, WA
First Place 1992
Soloist Ballet on Pointe’
Personal Choreography/ Assistant Julie Hudson
Music: In the Air tonight, Phil Collins

Art on the Green, Summer Arts Festival
Couer D’ Alene, ID
Soloist Modern Ballet Talent Contest
First Place

Cheerleader Fly/Stunt Girl
Post Falls High School, Post Falls, ID
Varsity Cheerleader (four years) Football & Basketball
Stunts, air flips, air lifts, air toe touches, air jumps , air basket tosses
(Male Partner Blaise Kepp, Varsity Football, Stunt Base, Lifter, spot & catch the fly/stunt cheerleader during and after air-jumps)

Primaiian Tropic Girls, Honolulu, HI/ Maui, HI
Cameo Dance Hula Event

New England Patriots NFL, Patriots Professional Cheerleaders
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro MA
Top Finalist
(declined, conflict of interest with Pantene/Proctor & Gamble modeling contract)

Ballet, Modern Ballet Stretch, and Water Ballet Instructor

The Boston Celtics training facility, Healthpoint Wellness Center, Waltham MA
Children’s classic beginner ballet classes
(ages 4-6) focusing on technique: barre, center, and stretch

Beacon Hill Athletic Club, Boston MA
Designed, choreographed, & launched Modern Ballet Stretch, Intermediate adult dance class

Boston Sports Club BSC, Various Locations
Water Ballet (Adult)
Modern Ballet Stretch (Adult), Boston MA

betterfly.com, Boston MA
Private classic and Modern Ballet Stretch lessons

Bellevue College, Bellevue/Seattle WA
Adult/College Student Pointe’ class Instructor
Summer Workshops

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Fine Arts
Sep 1995 - Jun 1998
University of Hawaii At Manoa'


Health Care Provider/CPR
May 2009
American Heart Assosiation

Licensed Medical Aesthetician
Sep 1998
International Dermal Institiute

Medical Aesthetics/Non Invasive Laser Surgery


Best of Show/Grand Prize Trophy
Apr 1993
Dance Dimensions

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Photo by Raquel S.

Photo by Raquel S.

Photo by Raquel S.


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