Originally from Austin, Texas, Rae Srivastava began his dance training with Cheryl Copeland. During high school, as his commitment to dance intensified, he found an equivalent devotion to the humanities. By continuing his education at USC Kaufman, he was able to pursue both of these vocations, interweaving these disparate fields into one cohesive curriculum. Due to a generous scholarship, Rae was afforded the opportunity to pursue his Master’s in Legal Ethics while he concluded his rigorous B.F.A. studies. During his time at USC, Rae studied under influential artists like William Forsythe, Jermaine Spivey, Bobbi Jene Smith, and Victor Quijada, while performing masterworks by Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, and Jiri Kylian. Upon graduation, Rae joined Ballet BC as an Emerging Artist for their 20/21 season, performing Medhi Walerski’s GARDEN. He is delighted to return to Ballet BC as a company member, and he looks forward to cultivating a fruitful performing career with the company.