Artistic Director

Rachel_specsRachel Jordan is an actor, producer, director, writer, coach and filmmaker. She is the founder and artistic director of artist run initiatives; the Archway 1 Theatre Company, the Creative Arts Alliance Sydney and co-founder and Director of The Archetype Gallery and The Archway 1 Archetype Art Studio.

Rachel began training in the performing arts from the age of five years old; dance, drama and singing, featuring in television commercials and modeling campaigns from Twisties to international brand names. Rachel studied drama for three years at high school. She wrote, produced, directed, choreographed and starred in her first musical theatre production at age sixteen for her high school year, casting thirty students. Drama training includes: Stanislavsky (Annie & David McCubbin), Acting for Camera- (The Actors Centre), Screen Acting (Screenwise),  Practical Aesthetics (Roxanne Wilson) – Improv- (Robert Noble), (Australian Theatre for Young People), Meisner, Chubbuck (Anthony Brandon Wong), Chekhov, Strasburg, Adler, Hagen & Mamet, Sydney and New York.

Dance training includes; Contemporary, American Jazz, Ballet (R.A.D), Hip Hop, Funk, Latin and African styles, at Broadway Dance Centre & the Ailey School in New York, and 12 years at Bodenweiser Dance Centre, Sydney. Rachel has been a teacher of dance and drama to both adults and young people and was a freelance drama and dance teacher in schools, youth centres and Oosh facilities. She wrote and directed a play Freedom, performed by the Ashbury Public School Splash dance and drama group, featuring a then young Australian actor Alycia Debnam Carey.

Rachel was the head choreographer and lead solo dancer for Black White Red dir. E. Leidtke (Short Film), a featured solo freestyle dancer in ‘Cruel World’ dir. K. Roach Turner (Short film) and head choreographer for Gas Station Carnival dir. G. Van-Lane and E. Leidtke.

Film credits include: Flight of Day – Supporting (Dir.) S.von Reiche, To Leave Or Not To Leave – Principal (Dir.) R.Jordan,  Fight or Flight – Principal (Dir.) R Jordan, Black White Red – Principal (Dir.) E. Ledtke, Gas Station Carnival, Second A.D, dir. G. Van-Lane and E. Leidtke. The Matrix Reloaded– Extra (Dir.) A & L Wakowski, The Matrix Revolutions – Extra (Dir.) A & L Wakowski.

Stage credits include: Director Animal Farm, Archway 1 Theatre Co, The Archway 1 Monologues | Addiction – Supporting, Archway 1 Theatre Co. Dir. Y. Lawry, Father Australia – Supporting Archway 1 Theatre Co. Dir. S.Mackay, Archway 1 Monologues | Love – Supporting Archway 1 Theatre Co. Dir. R. Jordan, What Happens At Archie’s Stays At Archie’s – Supporting Archway 1 Theatre Co. Dir. R.Brennen, Four Stories  Producer/Technical Director,  Hi Rise Theatre Co., Dir. L.Makai, B, Drummond, S.von Reiche & F. Jian, CASA, Supporting/Producer, Hi Rise Theatre Co., Looking for Alibrandi S.M Assistant, Dir. A. Messerati Pact Youth Theatre, Freedom, Writer/Director, Ashbury Public School, Young Frankenstein, Director Ashbury Public School, Grease – Supporting, Dir. M. Foulton and Colors – Lead, Dir. & Choreographer R. Jordan.

 

Reality credits include: Save Archway 1 (Web Media Campaign), Herself, dir. R.Jordan, Baby Daddy Project Part II (Documentary) Herself dir. F.Blue, End of Year Show, Herself, dir. SLATE.

Radio/Voiceover credits include: 3.5 years producing, hosting and djing a regular weekly music and talkback show on  93.7FM, 1.5 years on  88.9FM and 7 months on 88FM. Station and program I.D’s (Voiceover) 88.9FM, 93.7FM.

Most recent Theatre Producer credits include: Producer, Animal Farm (Theatre) dir. R. Jordan, Producer, The Santaland Diaries (Theatre) dir. S. Tait, Producer Father Australia’ (Theatre) dir. S. Mackay, Producer  The Salsa Plays (Theatre)dir. R.Jordan,  Producer  5 Plays , dir. N.Gopalani, Producer Archway 1 Monologues –What Happens At Archies, Stays At Archies (Theatre) dir. R.Brennen.