Rachel Leighson is an actress/singer/writer hailing from Los Angeles, CA. She literally fell into performing at the age of seven when she nearly spun off stage during the tornado dance in The Wizard of Oz and never looked back. In Los Angeles, she performed with the Los Angeles Opera in Noye's Fludde, Judas Maccabaeus, and Friedl under Maestro James Conlon. She then attended Oberlin College and Conservatory and Vancouver Film School for Acting in Film and Television.
Since graduating, Rachel has performed all over the United States (38 states and counting!) and in NYC at Carnegie Hall, Playwrights Horizons, and St. Luke's Theater. She's worked significantly in TYA both on tour and locally and is incredibly passionate about bringing theater to younger audiences. When she's not performing or writing, you can usually find her snuggling with her cats and watching the latest horror film. Apparently a passion for children's theater and a passion for slasher films are not mutually exclusive.