Rachael Swartz is an actor, director, vocal coach and educator. She serves as Head 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 is on the Theatre Faculty at nationally renowned Interlochen Arts Center in Michigan as an Instructor of Acting. She additionally served 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, Arthur Lessac, Michael Lugering, Tadashi Suzuki as well as work in period acting styles, 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