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Rae Studios' Continued Commitment to Women Empowerment

Rae Studios is a woman owned, woman lead, women powered, and women EMPOWERING community. We celebrate all the women of Rae Studios every day. When one of us wins, we all win. Last month we celebrated #WomensHistoryMonth by creating this video dedication for the beautiful, bold, badass, ground breaking, trail blazing, table shaking Rae Studios instructors because we are the safe, welcoming, celebratory space and community because of each of them.

We are so inspired by and grateful for these women.


Nastya Allen

Gina Bahr

Anna Bolender

Jewel Bozant

Annalisa Brown

Lydia Chon

Lindsey Dantes

Dina Figueroa

KG Stillettos

Sheena Grams

Jeannie Halvorson,

Tiffany Ishihara

Aurelia Jordan

Katie Liggett

Kristie Lui

Effie Mantzouranis

Jenny McAteer

Taliah Mekki

Libby Miga

Brandi Minter

Lexi Nutkiewicz

Brenda Palaby

Brooke Partain

Chandni Patel

Julia Pereira

Iris Perkins

Serena Pickett

Jessica Rae

Shruthi Reddy

Stefanie Schlief

Jordan Singletary

Orlie Smith

Lara Sullivan

Tessa Trowbridge

Marconi Tsui

Jenya Ustinova

Taeylor White

Ashley Worley

Claire Yanta-O'Mahoney

Aiyisha Castillo

Samantha Caudle

Bex L

Aine McAteer

Keira Rowland

Natasha Timm


Tashi Cowen

Chloe Sorensen

Belle Peng

Lindsay St. Louis

Lourdes Ramos

Liezel Weibel

Thara Zulueta

Trisha Fuerte

Gretchen Walker

Rae Studios remains dedicated to uplifting and celebrating women all year round. There are so many women who have paved the way for us and inspire us to keep on going, as entrepreneurs, as dancers, as artists, as educators, as community leaders, and as agents of change. We are thankful for the women who have made history and are making history. Who did it on their own. Who are doing it on their own. Who remind us that even when we do, do it on our own…we’re never alone. We got each other. There is nothing more powerful than empowered women empowering women. We asked our instructors and staff who were women that inspire them and heard about all types of women: dancers, singers, school teachers, politicians, athletes, and more. This video is dedicated to them and the countless women continuing to inspire the world.

We encourage you to learn more about the stories of the incredible women in this video.

Featured (In order):

  • Oprah Winfrey - world renowned talk show host, entrepreneur, philanthropist

  • Beyoncé, record breaking history making singer with the most Grammy awards won by a singer

  • Selena - singer, “Queen of Tejano”

  • Missy Elliot - world renowned/award winning rapper

  • Lea Salonga - Broadway star, singer, voice actress

  • Lizzo - Grammy award winning singer

  • Princess Diana - Princess of Wales, philanthropist

  • Misty Copeland - first Black woman Principal Dancer in American Ballet Theatre

  • Katherine Dunham - dancer/choreographer, creator of Dunham technique

  • Dr. Lekelia Jenkins - established professor who uses dance science for social change

  • Sacheen Littlefeather - actress and activist of the Apache tribe who spoke at the Oscars in place of Marlon Brando accepting his award to address Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans in film.

  • Alana Nichols - Paralympic wheelchair basketball player

  • Michelle Kwan - award winning ice skater

  • Lady Gaga - Grammy, Emmy, Oscar winning singer & actress

  • Cindy Campbell - mother of hip hop

  • Rihanna - world renowned singer, songwriter, beauty & fashion mogul

  • Britney Spears - beloved popstar

  • Simone Biles - American olympic gymnast, most awarded American gymnast including over 30 Olympic and World Championship medals

  • Tina Turner - Queen of Rock n’Roll

  • Dolly Parton - beloved Country singer/songwriter

  • Serena Williams - world famous tennis player with 23 Grand Slam single titles, the most by any tennis player

  • US Women’s Soccer Team - most successful international women’s soccer team

  • Philippa Soo, Renee Elise Goldsberry, & Jasmine Cephas Jones - Hamilton’s Original Schuyler Sisters

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez - passionate history making politician, Representative for New York's 14th congressional district

  • Malala Yousafzai - Nobel Peace Prize Winner, activist

  • Maria Montessori - physician, educator

  • Frida Kahlo - world renowned Mexican painter

  • Josephine Baker - American entertainer, civil rights activist

  • Blair Imani - Historian/Educator/Influencer

  • Ali Wong - Comedian

  • Femme Fatale - Legendary dance trio

  • Laurieann Gibson - World Renowned Choreographer

  • Blackpink - International Kpop Sensation

  • Parris Goebel + women of Royal Family - World Renowned choreographer & dance crew

  • Zendaya - Youngest Emmy Award Winner

  • Angela Davis - Civil Rights Activist

  • Greta Thunberg - Young environmental activist

  • Rep. Ilhan Omar - history making politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district

  • Vice President Kamala Harris - first woman and first BIPOC vice president of the United States

  • Wilma Rudolph - American sprinter who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion and international sports icon in track and field following her successes in the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games.

  • Laurie Hernandez - Olympic American artistic gymnast

  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee - Olympic medalist track and field athlete, ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the heptathlon as well as long jump.

  • Chloe Kim - Olympic American snowboarder, youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding gold medal when she won gold in the women's snowboard halfpipe at 17 years old

  • Katherine Switzer - first woman to run the Boston Marathon as an officially registered competitor

  • Michelle Obama - former first lady of the United States

  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death in September 2020

  • Ruby Ibarra, Rocky Rivera, Klassy, Faith Santilla + pinays of the Bay Area, CA - Pinay rappers and activists

  • Karen Olivo - Broadway star

  • Laverne Cox - Actress, LGBTQIA+ activist

  • Megan Thee Stallion - Grammy Award winning rapper

  • Amanda Gorman - Poet who spoke at the 2021 Presidential inauguration

  • Senator Tammy Duckworth - politician and retired Army National Guard lieutenant colonel serving as the junior United States Senator from Illinois since 2017.

  • Deb Haaland - one of two first Native American congresswoman of the United States

  • Rosa Parks - American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott

  • Dolores Huerta - American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Cesar Chavez, is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association

  • Viral Greeting Game Teacher (Name Unknown)

  • Naya Rivera - Actress, Singer

  • Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera - Mothers of the Stonewall Riots & LGBTQIA+ rights movement

We invite you to learn more and support organizations that are doing the hard & heart work dedicated to the ongoing fight for women’s rights.

For more information on our community efforts, or to share an organization of your own, please reach out to Community Liaison, Trisha Fuerte (

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