Rai Garcia was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He started ballet at age 12 at Le Studio with Chip and Phillip Fuller in Pasadena, California. Between 2006-2009, Rai trained at the Los Angeles County School for the Arts in California. In addition to his academic schedule he took modern and ballet classes at Everybody Dance (Gabriella Foundation) and landed a lead role in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Commonwealth Ballet with director Chip Morris; Ballet Rox with Tony Williams, The Colburn School with Glen Eddy and Leslie Carothers, and Ballet Magique with choreographer Anthony Johnson. At the same time, Rai was a semi-finalist for Spotlight Awards and the YAGP in San Diego. Before attending college, he attended the Boston Ballet summer intensive on a full scholarship. Between 2009-2013, Rai received a 4-year Dance Merit Scholarship, Recipient honor award from Katherine and David Scott Sloan to The Boston Conservatory with director Cathy Young, Yasuko Tokunaga. Rai’s training includes different dance ensembles from contemporary and ballet. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Dance from Boston Conservatory in 2013. This is his third season with the Roxey Ballet having performed roles in the Nutcracker, Carmen, the Pied Piper of Hamelin and Frida Kahlo.