Rachele Brooke Smith
Despite having arrived in Hollywood only a few years ago, Rachele Brooke Smith's dual talents as an actress and as a dancer have already set the pattern for a successful career. In her 2008 screen debut, she starred as Kate Parker in "Center Stage: Turn it Up", a film set in the same elite, fictionalized ballet academy as the 2000 hit "Center Stage". She also starred opposite Christina Milian in "Bring It On: Fight to the Finish", the fifth installment in the popular comedy series about competitive cheerleading. Smith's featured work as a dancer has included "Burlesque", the 2010 musical starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, the Zac Efron vehicle "17 Again", and Will Gluck's 2009 comedy, "Fired Up!" She also danced as a Chipette in the 2009 family film "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel". On the small screen, Smith's dancing could be seen on ABC's "Eli Stone" and the 2010 "Britney/Brittany" episode of Fox's acclaimed musical comedy drama "Glee". On the Internet-based television network Healthy Power TV, Smith hosts her own program, "Unbreakable Dreams", where she has combined her charisma as a television personality with her talent as a motivational speaker. Apart from her work in film and television, Smith participates in several Los Angeles-based charities, including Global Angels, an outreach and education program for disadvantaged children, as well as Red Eye, The City of Angels Ballet, and In a Perfect World.