“There is no denying this performer’s courage, engagement and intelligence.”
Happiest Medium, New York
Rachelle Elie is known for her boundless energy, fearlessness & dynamic stage presence. Drawing from her experiences growing up in Ottawa with an American mom and a Haitien father, her material is also inspired by her thirteen-year marriage to an Obstetrician Gynecologist and life with two teenage sons. She is a regular comedian and host at Ottawa Yuk Yuk’s and performed recently in The She Dot Festival and The Cracking-Up The Capital Festival. She has opened for Ron James, Angelo Tsarouchas and Mike MacDonald.
Rachelle’s studies began at Bishop’s University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In Vancouver’s Studio 58 Professional Acting Program she found her strength in characters and physical theatre. Upon graduation Rachelle wrote her first solo show, Bibi & Spid, which she performed for the new writers’ festival Four Play at 58. Since then she has toured four original one-woman shows across Canada and has performed comedy in the U.S and Australia. Elie won an Outstanding Comedy Award at The Ottawa Fringe Festival for her one person show JOE : The Perfect Man directed by Adam Lazarus in creative collaboration with Mike Kennard.