In one of her first leading roles, Rachele starred opposite Kenny Wormald and Peter Gallagher in the 2008 film, CENTER STAGE: TURN IT UP. In 2009, she played “Avery” in the latest installment of the BRING IT ON franchise, BRING IT ON: FIGHT TO THE FINISH. In it, Rachele’s character faced off against Christina Milan, becoming one of the most talked about cheerleading films since the original. Rachele can next be seen starring in THE BEACH BAR playing spunky lead character “Sara West,” as well as the lead “Sienna Montez” in LIP SERVICE opposite Christian Serratos. She also recently wrapped shooting THE CLOTH, a thriller with Danny Trejo and Eric Roberts along with the inspirational film A MATTER OF TIME.
As a dancer, Rachele has been featured in Robert Zemekis’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the Zac Efron/Matthew Perry comedy SEVENTEEN AGAIN and as the dancing Chipette “Janette” in ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL. Rachele danced as an “Ironette” in IRON MAN 2 and also starred as a featured dancer in the musical BURLESQUE, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera.
On the small screen, Rachele Brooke Smith was featured in ABC’s critically-acclaimed drama series ELI STONE this past fall. In 2010 Rachele had a number of appearances on the critically acclaimed hit GLEE, most notably as a featured dancer in the season premiere episode “Britney/Brittany.” More recently Rachele guest starred on the CBS comedy HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER as the beautiful “Lady in Red” for their Thanksgiving episode and also made an appearance in the final season of HBO’s ENTOURAGE.
With her impressive dance background (jazz, hip-hop, ballet, modern, tap, break-dancing and partnering) combined with her infectious smile, Rachele has become the face of various marketing campaigns for Under Armor, Old Navy, Nikon, Sketchers, Capezio Dancewear, Nappy Tabs Hip-Hop Gear and Gap’s 2009 holiday campaign. Recently, she has appeared in music videos for two distinguished artists, John Legend and Andre 3000.
As a current resident of Los Angeles, Rachele spends her free time working on her craft, exercising, dancing, adventuring and spreading love and light everywhere she goes. She is active in humanitarian aid and volunteers her time for organizations benefiting the homeless, women, and children in need.
Rachele’s latest passion has been to spread her philosophy of dance and acting as therapy and has been traveling around the country doing motivational speaking engagements, teaching master classes in dance to kids and teens and producing her motivational web show UNBREAKABLE DREAMS, which she finds incredibly fun and rewarding. UNBREAKABLE DREAMS is her way to share messages on ways to stay healthy and live happy; with videos featuring her dancing, teaching and giving tips on relieving stress and generally making life more fun.
Rachele is continually working hard on her craft and is extremely excited about her next big Hollywood project as a leading actress. She aspires to be a positive role model for all those who have eyes on her. You will definitely be seeing plenty more of her on the silver screen and in your living room in the future.