Re Rabassi-Davis received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ballet Education, trained as an apprentice teacher with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and completed the teacher’s training course with Jacques d’Amboise’s National Dance Institute.
Formerly the founder and director of the Gettysburg School of Ballet, Ms. Rabassi-Davis also served on the faculty of Mt. St. Mary’s College and the Harrisburg Arts Magnet School. During this time, she created and implemented the Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet curriculum used at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet from 1985 to 1995 and developed the foundation for the current CPYB Arts in Education and Outreach programs. Ms. Rabassi-Davis also created the dance curriculum for the Capital Area School of the Arts and the Milton Hershey School.
Ms. Rabassi-Davis also holds a Master in Education from Shippensburg University in counseling and a Master of Science in business ethics and leadership from Duquesne University. She currently teaches drama and dance at Milton Hershey School while serving as part-time faculty for both the academic and summer programs at CPYB since 1984. Ms. Rabassi-Davis received the 2012 Joseph F. and Sarah McDonald '55 Award, an honor bestowed on teachers that have truly made a difference in the lives of Milton Hershey School students, and is a member of the Dearden Leadership Academy. Ms. Rabassi-Davis is also the artistic coordinator for CPYB’s DiscoverDance program.