Born in Dublin, Rachel started her training at the Debbie Allen School of Dance and was also a member of the Irish National Youth Ballet. Whilst there she performed as a soloist in Cork City Ballet’s Le Corsaire. At the age of 16, Rachel went on to study full time at London’s Doreen Bird College.
Theatre: Since graduating, Rachel has played the role of Dance Captain/Ensemble in We Will Rock You (Royal Caribbean). Swing in Bodyguard das Musical (Cologne Theatre Dom, Germany). Dance Captain/Swing in Sinatra: The Man & His Music (London Palladium), Pauline, Assistant Dance Captain in West Side Story (UK Tour). Swing, Understudy/Alternate Baby and Understudy Mrs Schumacher in Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre). Ballet ensemble in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre). Victoria the White Cat in Cats (UK & European tour). Cora Longbottom in The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes (Hoxton Hall). Ensemble, Understudy Fairy in Jack and the Beanstalk, Qdos (Grand Opera House, Belfast). Ensemble in Robinson Crusoe, Qdos (Birmingham Hippodrome). Ensemble in Aladdin, Qudos (Grand Opera House Belfast). Soloist and Ballet Mistress for NeoBallet (The Place), and has performed in Le Corsaire, Giselle and Sleeping Beauty with Cork City Ballet. Other credits: Rachel has appeared in The King Of Soho, BBC HD Ident, Myleene Klass Nails Commercial, and performed on The Alan Tictchmarsh Show (ITV), Children in Need (BBC), Sports Relief, and was an NHS ‘Swing Out Sister’ in the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, London.