Rachel lands principal roles in two feature films!
was born August 16, 1995,
the age of three she could not speak
words properly and it was later discovered that she had inner ear dysfunction. The doctors recommended surgery to correct. After the surgery, Rachel started hemorrhaging and would have lost her life had she not been rushed back to the hospital in time for them to stop the hemorrhaging.
Throughout the process of healing and speech therapy, Rachel joined the City Temple Seventh-day Adventist Children's Choir at the age of six. One day, she started singing with a "Big" voice and her Choir director, Ms. Eva Wadley began to give her solo parts. She accepted with pleasure and has not stopped singing since....a true miracle!
Since then, Rachel has been invited to sing at many church events, talent shows and all types of celebration functions. It was while in sixth grade attending A.W. Brown Charter School under the tutelage of Pastor A.W. Brown and Choir Director, Mrs. Shaw that Rachel flourished as a vocalist.
She appeared on Dallas Fox 4 Insights, representing The Black Academy of Arts & Letters, shared the stage with Ms. Irma P. Hall of the hit movie "Soul Food" and has traveled Internationally to Bermuda performing as a solo artist in a children's concert!
Rachel has a couple of broadway productions under her belt, performing the last four years with The Black Academy of Arts and Letters under the guidance of Mr. Curtis King. She was the guest vocalist at the 2009 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans, opening for the Youth Empowerment Session where she warmed over the audience with her soulful rendition of the National Anthem and then one of her own songs.
At the age of 13, Rachel completed her first demo CD project with Grammy Award winning producer, Madukwu Chinwah who has worked with Kirk Franklin, N'Dambi, Raven Symone, and many others. This project allowed Rachel to deliver positive messages and perfect her skills as a vocal artist creating future opportunities.
Rachel is currently a High School senior student at a Performing and Visual Arts school in Dallas, TX. Her high school training, private classical vocal lessons and piano lessons will help to expand on her career goals as a musical theater major.
Check out the video below and get to know a little more about this determined 17 year old as she advances in her dreams to become a professional vocalist and actress!
*Photos by: Daphne Carrasco
Landrum Arts LA Talent Agency
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