Rachael is an actor trainer, movement practitioner and director. She has an MA in actor training and coaching from Central School of Speech and Drama and a BA in drama and theatre from Royal Holloway University of London. At university Rachael co-founded Encompass Productions, a theatre company that nurtures new writing and supports emerging talent. Here she directs plays and movement as an associate director.
Rachael trained in dance and musical theatre from a young age. She did her diploma in musical theatre at The Kent Stage Academy of Performing Arts, and worked as an actor and musical theatre performer on stage for five years in the West End, Off West End, regionally and internationally.
“My pedagogy is grounded in inclusion and kindness. I work collaboratively with performers and students, creating a safe space for them to play, work as an ensemble and develop as unique artists. Daring to be bold, innovative and spontaneous is at the heart of my practice; moving away from self-consciousness and inhibitions.”