Appearing in productions in and out of school, Raquel has worked in theatre productions where she has choreographed, written, and performed her own material in music, dance and drama.
Upon leaving school Raquel attended college continuing her education, also continuing acting and gaining more experience through attending local drama groups. See Raquel’s performance CV
In 2003 Raquel landed her first role appearing in BBC comedy, “All About Me” which reinforced how much she wanted to continue acting despite her physical disability, “If anything it’s made me more determined to succeed” says Raquel.
Raquel then auditioned for a place on a BTEC National course in acting which she completed in July 2005. “Acting is something I love and have a passion for. I’t’s an uncertain profession but I can’t image doing anything else! Raquel is a member of Equity and Spotlight.
Acting “ I remember being asked what I wanted to do when I was older and I said I’ll be on stage.” She add’s the mark of a good actor is to confidently and competently portray a story to their audience”
Writing Raquel is currently working with David Wyllie on 3 part mainstream Tv drama.
Music“Music alone can tell any story” She admires the work of Janet Jackson.Raquel adds “Janet has the courage to push the boundaries with her music and it’s clear to see she’s passionate about her work”
Sport“I love abseiling, I get such a buzz . I think as long as everyone’s realistic about their capabilities then there’s no reason not to aim high” Raquel’s Sporting Achievements
Choreography An enthusiastic choreographer it seems Raquel loves the thought of flying high quite literally. “I’ve watched people in shows flying around in harnesses/wires and thought I’d love to have a go choreographing something that incorporates some air born movement. I admire people who push the boundaries and take risks” “I think it’s important to have ambition, I accept that there are somethings I will never achieve, however I love challenges”