Rachel Foster is from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She trained at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School and attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet and San Francisco Ballet School. She joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in 1998 and joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2002. She was promoted to soloist in 2008 and principal in 2011.
Ms. Foster was featured on the cover of Dance Magazine‘s January 2009 issue, as one of 2009’s 25 to watch.