Rachel Gardner Smith

Paris, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Pop / Electro / Other
Child of an afro american father and an indian mother, Rachel Gardner Smith was educated at the International School of Geneva, and went on to graduate from Bennington College (USA) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance and Litterature. Her studies also included theatre and voice.
Back in Paris, Rachel performed in numerous artistic events, TV shows and tours. Highlights are performances as back up singer and dancer with Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Summerville, Zucchero, Rosie Gaines, Passi, Ophélie Winter, Laam, KMaro, Henri Salvador .
She appears in the Daft Punk video "Around the World" by Michel Gondry, in Adrienne Pauly's "J'veux Un Mec", in Yannick's "Ces Soirées Là", in Adanowsky's "L'Idole", in the movie Double Zero with Eric and Ramzi, and on TV Shows such as Hit Machine or Vivement Dimanche.
In 2002, she was a regular on the weekly programm "Rock Presse Club" hosted by Philippe Manoeuvre on Canal Jimmy.
One of her childhood dreams came true when she became a singer for the group of acrobats Les Farfadais (Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde, TF1, France 2, Canal + . ) and performed all over Europe, in New York for an event with the Pussycat Dolls, or as far as China and Thaïland.
She wrote the lyrics and the dialogues of their 1st show Mana, and is currently writing the songs and composing for their 2nd show.
She's also working with several other companies, including Brown Sugar with whom she has toured around the world, and Children Of The Revolution with whom she worked every month at the Queen Club in Paris.
Rachel Gardner Smith also performed for years with Juliette Dragon's Cabaret Des Filles de Joie, through which she sang and danced with The Washington Dead Cats, Lord Fester Combo, El Senor Igor, The Flaming Pussy, La Glue, Adanowsky or Matthieu Chedid.
After performing on french TV Channel NRJ12, she is now working on her album.
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