|Name Rachel Rutherford|
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|Education School of American Ballet|
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Rachel Rutherford (born Rachel Rutherford Englund Knapp) is a soloist with New York City Ballet.
She was born in New York City, the daughter of dancer and ballet teacher Gage Bush Englund. She began her training at age eight at the Joffrey Ballet School, entered the School of American Ballet in 1987, where she received the D.A.N.C.E. scholarship allowing her to study in Spring 1992 at the Royal Danish Ballet. She became an apprentice with NYCB the following year and joined the corps de ballet late 1995. The next Spring she appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Ms. Rutherford was promoted to soloist in May 2002, danced that year in Chiaroscuro on the Live from Lincoln Center broadcast, New York City Ballet's Diamond Project: Ten Years of New Choreography, and again two years later dancing in Concerto Barocco on their Lincoln Center Celebrates Balanchine 100, both on PBS.