Rayven Bailey

Class of 2022


Born and raised just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Rayven Bailey comes from a Southern family with strong faith. From an early age, she was exposed to pageantry, and soon began performing within the church for family and friends, which is where she found her love for singing and the arts. Growing up, her mother was a teacher and choreographer, igniting a passion in her daughter for leadership and creativity. Today she enjoys choreographing, writing, and even vocal coaching. Rayven is very active having participated in soccer, basketball, long distance running, and dance, but by the time she turned sixteen realized she had a home within the theatre. She attended the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts for four years, where she was awarded with “Most Outstanding Performance” in both The Drowsy Chaperone as the Drowsy Chaperone, and Sister Act as Deloris Van Cartier. She performed in her first two AEA shows at City Springs Theatre Company as Rapunzel in Into the Woods, and as a Dynamite in Hairspray.

Rayven is more than grateful for her time in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University, where she had the honor of portraying Natasha Rostova in the regional premiere of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, under the direction of Tomé Cousin.

When not performing, Rayven enjoys connecting with her family and close friends, fighting for positive change in her society, volunteering for and helping underprivileged children create a better future for themselves, and immersing herself in nature. Her obsession for laughter and sweet tea is something that makes her days that much brighter! Her goal and hopes are to use her gifts and skills for storytelling, to make a difference in someone’s life, while providing a lens to look at life from a different perspective than one’s own.


“Malcolm and Marie” by Sam Levinson
Marie — Rayven Bailey, Malcolm — Isaiah Joshua Foster

Rayven Bailey – “Raven” from Brooklyn by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson


Rayven Bailey and Tristan Hernandez
From "Being Mary Jane" created by Mara Brock Akil