I have always had a love of performing & joined my local choir the moment I was able. This lead to dance classes, amateur dramatics, singing lessons &, subsequently, auditions for music college. I studied vocal performance at graduate & postgraduate level at Trinity College of Music, London but left knowing I had yet to find ‘my voice’ & unsure of the road ahead.
After a break from performing, I auditioned for the Morley Opera School and was subsequently booked by a small opera company based in Leicestershire, Opera Minima, to perform with them. I performed with Opera Minima extensively and developed a programme of school & community workshops and also began to direct some of their productions. To support my education work, I completed an MA in Arts Management & Administration, specialising in Arts Education at Birkbeck Colllege.
Continuing my vocal studies, I signed up for Abingdon Summer School where I met Susan McCulloch, an international soprano & incredible singing teacher, who helped me to retrain as a contralto & unlock my vocal potential.
I began to be cast in character roles including Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro for Longborough Festival Opera and Little Buttercup in HMS Pinafore for Opera della Luna in 2009. In 2012 I began my long association with English Touring Opera, performing in numerous main stage & school/family operas, running workshops & directing.
In 2014 I joined W11 Children’s Opera as Assistant Director & became the Artistic Director in 2020.
In the coming season I will sing the roles of Marie Curie in Jina & the STEM Sisters (HMDT Music) & Katisha in The Mikado (Merry Opera). Writing and Directing projects include the W11 Opera 50th Anniversary Production It’s Your Move (Songs by Tim Yealland & Russell Hepplewhite) as well as making my festival debut with the inaugural production of Red Squirrel - Opera Unearthed company at the Buxton International Festival directing Malcolm Arnold‘s The Dancing Master. Other projects include A Masked Party: An Operatic Revue workshops for Norwich High School for Girls as well as continuing the Education & Outreach Programme for W11 Opera & my own soloist training programme Acting Through Singing.