Rachel Beaujean (Helmond, The Netherlands) received her training at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Her association with Dutch National Ballet dates back to 1977 and by 1981 she was promoted to soloist.
Beaujean made her mark in particular as muse of Hans van Manen appearing in a large number of his ballets including Twilight, Adagio Hammerklavier, Five tango's and Sarcasmen. Additionally, she performed works by George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Rudi van Dantzig and Toer van Schayk among others. She has also performed various roles in the classical repertory.
In 1993, Rachel Beaujean was awarded the Golden Dance Theatre Award by the Association of Theatre and Concert Hall Directors and in 1995 she received the Award of Merit by the Stichting Danserfonds '79.
In 1997 she stopped dancing and became balletmistress. Since 2003 Rachel is head of the artistic staff. She is boardmember of the Hans van Manen Foundation and she works as a rehearsal mistress to help various foreign companies produce works by Hans van Manen.
In season 2008 | 2009 she worked together with Ricardo Bustamante at a renewed version of Giselle, a production of the Dutch National Ballet in february 2009. Before she made a production of Les Sylphides for the Dutch National Ballet. In the season 2012-2013 she was responsible for a new production of Petipa's Paquita.