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.


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