Rachael is pleased to return to Interlochen. She is a Professor of Theatre at UW-Parkside where she teaches courses in Musical Theatre, Acting for the Camera, Voice, Movement, and Analysis. Proud union member of both Actors' Equity and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Regional performance credits include: The 39 Steps (Annabella/Pamela/Margaret), The Sound of Music (Mother Abbess), and Romeo and Juliet (Nurse). Recent on-camera credits include work with the Travel Channel, ID, Discovery+/Oxygen and TV One. She previously served as Education Director at Maples Repertory Theatre and The Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, Education Associate at Greenbrier Valley Theatre, and Director of Theatre Arts Camps at The Lost Colony. She is a member of the Musical Theatre Educators' Alliance, Voice and Speech Trainers Association, and the Lessac Training and Research Institute. In addition to acting and directing, she has served as a voice, dialect, and text coach for productions in the U.S. and Philippines.
By providing quality arts education to all students and by creating bold and inclusive works, we can provide means to challenge opinions, to bolster feelings of empathy, and to create understanding for peoples and cultures to which students may otherwise never be exposed. It is essential that we train future theatre artists to continue to produce meaningful work of the highest caliber and to train future audience members to demand that of them. Together we can play an active hand in the art and education that changes lives.
- Assistant Professor of Theatre - University of Wisconsin-Parkside
- Member - Actors' Equity Association
- Associate Member - Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
- Lessac Practitioner - Lessac Training and Research Institute
B.A., Theatre, Baldwin Wallace University
M.F.A., Theatre Performance, University of Southern Mississippi