Rachael K. Palermo

Rachael K. Palermo

Title: Manager, Arts Preparatory Division
Dept/Program: Dance Institute
Office: Guzzetta Hall 294
Email: rkw4@uakron.edu


Rachael Palermo (she/her) is a dance educator / arts administrator with a passion for sharing the arts with others. She has enjoyed working with non-profits, private dance schools, community theaters, and universities throughout Northeast Ohio. As an educator, Rachael has taught dance for over 25 years to students of all ages, including two years as Visiting Faculty with The University of Akron’s Dance Program.   As an administrator, Rachael worked as a dance studio Owner / Director for 10 years.  She served as Artistic / School Director at Ballet Western Reserve, and most recently Director of Education at Fairmount Center for the Arts. 

Rachael holds a M.A. in dance education from New York University and is a member of National Dance Education Organization.


  • M.A. in Dance Education, New York University
  • B.F.A in Dance, The University of Akron