Rita Rafferty began dancing at the age of 3. At the age of 8 she started to do competitive dance, and competed in numerous regional and national dance competitions from age 8 to 18. After high school she attended West Chester University where she was a member of the dance team for 2 years, and danced with the company for 3 years. In 2009 she became a cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles for one season, where she cheered at every home game. After graduation Rita taught at Rising Star Dance Academy in Limerick, as well as Springton Dance Academy. She specializes in all forms of dance, but her favorite is traditional Jazz. She also has a love for community theater and has been in numerous musicals.