Rachael began dancing aged two and a half at Jean Marks School of Dancing in Portsmouth and at 16 continued her training at Laine Theatre Arts. After graduating in 1992 with distinction in four associate teaching exams in tap, modern, ballet and national dance, she went on to teach at many professional colleges including Laine Theatre Arts, Arts Educational College (Tring) and Elmhurst Ballet School. A move to the Jean Butterworth School of Dancing in Worthing resulted in further teaching qualifications and many successes in major competitions for her pupils.
In 2005 Rachael joined the dance staff here at GSA and is now the senior dance tutor and teaches tap, jazz, ballet and musical theatre styles. Rachael has worked on many workshops for both the MA and BA students on all courses, choreographs for the GSA Dance Company and provides staging and movement for the GSA Singers.
Rachael has choreographed When Midnight Strikes, My Favorite Year, Moll Flanders and Showcases for MA Musical Theatre students. The Pirates of Penzance, Little Women, Wind in the Willows and Holiday Inn for third year BA Musical Theatre students. Showcase, Les Misérables and London Road for third year Acting students. First Lady Suite, Lucky Stiff, Tipping the Velvet and Showcase for Actor Musician students. Saturday Night, The Other School, Company, Steel Pier, State Fair and Pal Joey, Mack and Mabel, The Apple Tree/Weird Romance and Anyone Can Whistle for the second year BA Musical Theatre Students.
Outside the classroom, Rachael is personal tutor for the Musical Theatre students in their first year of training.
Areas of specialism
University roles and responsibilities
- BAMT Level 4 Year/Personal Tutor
- Choreographer for GSA Dancers
- Movement/Staging for GSA Singers