Rachael N. Blackwell is a native of Hampton, VA.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts with an emphasis on Technical Theatre from Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL in May 2016. She recieved her MFA in Lighting Design & Technology in May 2020 at CCM, University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH.

She currently has design experience in lighting for drama, opera, and dance. Rachael has worked with the Cincinnati Ballet, Yale Repertory Theatre, The Alley Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery Ballet and Thomas Nelson Community College in VA.