Rachael Sharpe

As one of the Co-founders of Ad Astra Barnsley Rachael originally worked as a dance teacher and health and fitness specialist. However, for the past twenty years she has used her many talents working with children, young people and vulnerable adults in Barnsley and beyond.
Her enthusiastic and stylish approach transmits to the young people though it is sometimes frowned on by the grown ups (Michelle).  She is loyal and supportive when young people need it. Her main passion is supporting young peoples mental health. Rachael is the driving force behind the Lunchtime Period project and aims to provide young people with constant support.

Rachael is one of our mental health youth workers and support many young people each week in 3 secondary schools. She is the founder of the MAD (mind and dance) project. This project is aimed at raising awareness of healthy mental health.

Her interests cover the full range of the arts and some of her wackier ideas magically transform into pure artistic gold (really?). Choreographer, song and dance director, , that’s why Rachael is Ad Astra’s Creative Director.