Rachael Swartz

Visiting Assistant Professor Theatre

Rachael Swartz is an actor, director, vocal coach and educator. She serve as Emory and Henry College’s as Professor of Acting also teaching voice and movement for the actor. 

Rachael received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a Minor in German from Baldwin Wallace University and Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from The University of Southern Mississippi. She serveds on the Theatre Faculty at nationally renowned Interlochen in Michigan, as Education Director at Maples Repertory Theatre and The Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, Teaching Artist and Education Associate at Greenbrier Valley Theatre and Director of Theatre Arts Camps at The Lost Colony. She was Professor of Acting at Ashland University where she introduced students to the work of Viola Spolin, Michael Lugering, Tadashi Suzuki as well as work in period acting styles and techniques, audition process and the business of acting, theatrical combat, dialects, and Viewpoints. 

Rachael began performing in regional theatre in 2004. Her stage work includes The 39 Steps (Annabella/Pamela/Margaret), The Sound of Music (Mother Abbess), Assassins (Sara Jane Moore), Eleemosynary (Artemis), Clybourne Park (Betsy/Lindsey) and most recently the Nurse in North Dakota Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. She has worked extensively in Theatre for Young Audiences performing across the US and Canada and completed a tour of service with Americorps bringing theatre to young people.

She is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, Dueling Arts International and Association of Theatre Movement Educators. She has received Practitioner status in Lessac Kinesensic Voice and Body Training. 


Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.


BA in Theatre from Baldwin Wallace University

MFA in Performance, Acting from University of Southern Mississippi

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