Named Executive Director of the DRC in 2018, Raélle has been a dance artist and arts professional for nearly two decades.
Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Raélle studied various forms of dance and musical theater before immigrating to California, graduating Summa Cum Laude from the UCLA World Arts and Cultures Dance and Choreography Department. Raélle has been a teaching artist and choreographer at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles for a decade and prior to her role at the DRC, was Associate Director at Cadence Arts Network, Manager Director for Pentacle programs in Los Angeles and Education Director for RKDC at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. Raélle has performed at some of California’s most prestigious venues with Pacifico Dance Company and Fusion Dance Theater and served as judge and panelist for multiple performing arts programs and performances. She serves on the Board of Directors for The Simama Project in Nanyuki, Kenya and Fusion Performing Dance Academy in East LA. Raélle is committed to taking the legacy of the DRC to the next level to help dance take its rightful place as a creative, vibrant and thriving art form in Los Angeles.