Rachel is passionate about using theatre and the arts as a way of expanding and enabling creative processes and creative collaboration. She enjoys working on projects that focus on learning, well-being and community cohesion and that celebrate the creative potential in everyone.
Rachel runs the Education Programme at The Court and overseas the work of The Court Youth Company, she enjoys connecting with the children, young people and the artists visiting the theatre and seeing what magic can happen when they all work together. Rachel believes that the arts should be accessible to everyone and works on projects at The Court which increase accessibility and create new links between communities and the arts.
Rachel has a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from Royal Holloway University of London and a Masters in Applied Theatre from Manchester University. She has completed a Cultural Leaders development program, the Clore Leadership Program, which includes training opportunities, mentoring and secondment and recently took part on the Canterbury Future Leaders Programme run by The Committee for Canterbury.
Rachel is originally from England and her previous experience includes work for Artis Education, Creative Junction, Watermans Arts Centre, Attic Theatre Company and The Oldham Coliseum. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys reaching the top of mountains and exploring as many corners of New Zealand as possible.