Rachel has recently relocated and is living in London! Rachel is studying for a master's degree in musical theatre at Guildford School of Acting, and will graduate in 2021. Grateful for her years in NYC, singing soprano with, and serving as Vice President of the Board of Directors of The Stonewall Chorale, and singing soprano at West End Collegiate Church, Rachel and her Havanese Lucy are excited for this new adventure and look forward to making the UK home.
Rachel was born in Hamilton, Ohio where she grew up in a very musical and creative family. Rachel began painting and crafting and singing and dancing at a young age: always in search of a way to express herself or tell a story. Rachel sang before she could talk, took up the oboe at the age of 10, began playing guitar and singing with her family at the age of 11 and never looked back; adding songwriting, piano, accordion, dance, flag twirling, and yoga-ing and floral design to her list of activities.
Rachel went to Baldwin-Wallace University, a program headed by Victoria Bussert. The program's emphasis on professional connection meant that Rachel had the opportunity to spend four years learning from and cultivating relationships with industry professionals such as casting directors, composers, music directors, and broadway actors
Comfortable in a Victorian-era corset and bustle, or jeans and a t-shirt with her guitar, Rachel thrives when nourishing her intense passion for creation and artistic collaboration. Breathing life into new works or conceptualized adaptations of classics is particularly interesting, as it is a chance to bring something completely new, exciting , and soulful into the world.