Rachel Schwartz, Princeton University Class of 2018, is an artist, dancer, designer, and educator based in NYC. Since graduating, she has been pursuing both her own artistic practice and a career in arts education. She has taught with girls empowerment organizations, such as Curious Jane Summer Camps in Brooklyn, and Groove With Me, Inc., in East Harlem. Her most challenging and edifying work has been as a Teaching Artist for ACC (Art as a Catalyst for Change), a city council initiative that brings anti-gun violence messaging and opportunities for creative expression to middle and high schools with high incidences of gun violence. Based on these experiences and her study of dance pedagogy at Princeton, she has developed a teaching style that is kind, compassionate, fun, and rigorous. She believes that dance and choreography have the power to help young people develop personal agency, and gain access to powerful modes of self-expression. She is honored to be a part of the Trenton Youth Dancers team.