Rachel Pitts


Rachel Pitts started in dance at age 5 at Ray Hollingsworth Studio of Dance. After attending Virginia School of the Arts with a focus on ballet, she began her professional dance career that spanned stage, television, and film. Parallel to her dance career, Rachel pursued fitness as a group instructor and personal trainer, racking up 20+ years of experience in how the human body moves and functions. She is now the Director of Litchfield Dance Academy, after teaching for the previous owner, Ilka Doubek, for 15 years prior.

Most recently, Rachel also entered into the bodybuilding industry, where she is pursuing her Pro Card in bikini division. She found that the Mental Management System is perfect for handling the pressure that athletes and dancers face when they step on stage for a show. She is now a Level 3 Certified Mental Management Coach.

Rachel is certified to teach Progressing Ballet Technique, and many other forms of functional movement corrective exercise modalities such as Pilates and Piyo.

She has a podcast called Women Your Mother Warned You About that caters to women in business and the challenges they face. Rachel has also spent 10+ years in the real estate and mortgage industry, and works as a Master Trainer for Sales Gravy, training salespeople to increase sales faster and more efficiently.

If you have questions, would like to discuss your dancer’s placement in a class, or wish to level up your mental game in the area of competitive dance, bodybuilding, or sales, set an appointment with Rachel, click here: https://calendly.com/rachelpitts