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Rachel McSweeney is a passionate Wellington-based musical theatre performer. Her most recent performance was starring as Ariel in Te Auaha’s production of ‘Footloose’ (2021). Growing up in Christchurch, she performed in an array of amateur productions including ‘Bugsy Malone’, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘West Side Story’. Upon leaving school in 2019, Rachel completed a year at Victoria University studying Theatre and Art. She was then inspired to audition for the Musical Theatre Programme at Te Auaha, and after completing her first year of studies, was awarded the ‘Meredith Marshall Memorial Scholarship’ for overall excellence in Year 1. She is currently studying towards a New Zealand Diploma and Bachelor of Creativity. Rachel is looking forward to working alongside such an incredible cast and crew!