About Cadence Arts Network

Celebrating 29 years of service in the performing arts field, Cadence Arts Network, Inc. continues to proudly offer a variety of networking, consulting, coaching, and educational services to artists, agents, managers, presenters, and students. Cadence includes an international roster of Dance, Cirque, Music and Theater artists, and is best known for mentoring and connecting emerging and established performing artists with North American presenters.


Rachel Cohen
Executive Director

Rachel's proclivity and love for dance and the arts, inspired her toward a career as a dancer, choreographer and dance educator, earning two degrees from UCLA, and performing and choreographing professionally. In earlier years, she taught at UCLA, Loyola Marymount University and El Camino College.

Seeing a necessity to create national visibility for local dance companies, Rachel founded Cadence Arts Network, Inc., in 1989. canine monstersCadence now proudly includes an international roster of artists in Dance, Music and Theater.

She often lectures in universities, and serves as a consultant, mentor and mediator for members in the performing arts field. Rachel lives and works in Los Angeles and Shelter Cove, CA with her husband, composer David Karagianis and her and her canine monsters Chance and Lucy..


Laird RodetLaird Rodet
Associate Consultant

Laird previously was Associate Director of the Kronos Performing Arts Association, Executive Director of the San Francisco Arts Education Project, Assistant Director of the Dance Program of the National Endowment for the Arts, General Manager and CEO of the Oakland Ballet Association, Executive and Producing Director of Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, General Manager of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, and Assistant Fine Arts Librarian at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library.


Caitlin HeflinCaitlin Heflin
Assistant to the Director

Caitlin is a professional dancer in the Los Angeles area. and holds a BFA in Dance Performance and a BA in Economics from Southern Methodist University. She handles the administrative work at Cadence, and hopes to meet you soon, even if it is over email or on the phone!

Cadence Arts Network, Inc.
10516 Clarkson Road
Los Angeles, CA


Rachel Cohen
Rachel Cohen Executive Director