Rachel Nwokoro is a neurodiverse artist with a good heart. Healing with determination from trauma and disability, she has learnt to be grateful for the quiet fact that we can breathe... even in the dark.

Although Rachel has been performing spoken word poetry for three years (nationally and internationally) she has been telling stories for much longer. She has worked professionally as an actor since the age of 13 after knocking on agents' doors, subsequently getting signed and then, alerting her parents after the event. Never one to take the path well-travelled, some years later, Rachel was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for the Arts at Durham University where she read a BSc in Natural Sciences (Biology, English and French) for two years while directing multiple productions. 

Rachel is currently entering her final year of training with a full scholarship at acclaimed drama school ArtsEducational Schools London and through 2017-2018 held the position of Roundhouse Resident Artist.

In the past she has worked with the RSC, Royal Court, Soho Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Her Majesty's Theatre, Actors Centre, ITV, Nationwide, Sky News, NSPCC, Nickelodeon, Birmingham Opera Company, Saatchi and Saatchi, Fortnum and Mason, Thames Festival Trust, Stonewall UK, Sofar Sounds, Shambala Festival, Brainchild Festival and many other renowned organisations worldwide.

Rachel was the first international poet specially invited to be poet-in-residence in Mexico and has also won a number of awards and competitions, most notably 2016 UK Slam Poetry Champion.


Rachel Nwokoro is a young, passionate, grounded woman who wants to use her voice for good. Unapologetic in communication, Rachel is dedicated to finding platforms for under-represented voices in the arts industry. Through professional experience, she has garnered skills in community outreach, participation work and social activism and believes in her heart that positive change can be created through the arts.  

She is open to discuss collaborating with anyone that has a project that aims to make the world a little better. So please get in touch.

Rachel also likes cuddles and pancakes so if you have either of the two then they will be happily received.

Rachel Nwokoro is a fist fight at the Women’s Institute. Her poetry is uncompromising, fiery and unflinching. A charming assassin. Go see her
— Joelle Taylor
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