“I started dancing when I was 7 years old. I first got into it because the costumes were pretty,” jokes 21 year old beauty Rachel Bohanon, “but as I got more into it, I fell in love.”
Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Bohanan was destined to perform. Once she enrolled in dance, there was no turning back. “I literally did it all the time. I had no social life outside of school and dance, those two things became my whole world.”
Bohanon studied multiple types of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary, acrobatic, and even clogging. Her talent took her all over the globe, traveling to places such as New York, South Korea, and England. Through dance, she eventually got into theater, where she found her second love: acting. After dabbling in some plays and musicals, she auditioned for a few short films where she realized on-camera acting was something she wanted to pursue.
When Bohanon came across the audition notice for 10 Days In A Madhouse, a period film following the true story of legendary journalist Nellie Bly, she knew she had to be a part of it. Timothy Hines loved her audition video and signed her on.
“If I didn’t have my dance background, I wouldn’t have been able to pull it off,” the young starlet says about her role in 10 Days. “Dancing is a very emotional sport. When you are choreographing a dance, you’re creating a story. You’re figuring out who you are portraying and what that character has been through, and then showing that through movement and emotion. Connecting emotionally with the audience is very important to me, and I learned how to do that from dance.”
10 Days In A Madhouse will be opening in more theaters across the US soon. Be sure to catch Rachel Bohanon’s emotional performance in the highly anticipated film.
The movie stars newcomer Caroline Barry as Nellie Bly. Her performance has been raved about by fans and critics alike and she is expected to garner nominations for the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. Christopher Lambert (Highlander, Mortal Kombat), Kelly Le Brock (Weird Science, Woman In Red), Julia Chantrey (Mama, Mean Girls) and Russian actress Alexandra Callas also star.
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