I’ve always enjoyed performing and began my life on stage as a dancer and gymnast when I was 3. Passionate as I was about all things theatre, it soon became apparent that my natural skills lay more on the music side of things than in the physical arts. Though I have continued to enjoy dance, I turned my career aspirations away from the stage itself and into the orchestra pit. Playing the viola for various productions whilst at school and through university, I knew I hadn’t quite yet found my perfect fit.
I have always enjoyed singing and had been singing in choirs for years when I started voice lessons at age 16. I wasn’t so confident in my abilities at first but with the help and guidance of my teachers and friends I soon found my way back onto the stage. It was at university that I first experienced opera and I immediately fell in love with it! My first role was playing ‘Spring’ and ‘The Sorceress’ in Dido & Aeneas in my second year. Hooked from then I decided to follow up my dreams of becoming a professional singer at music college. There I found many other likeminded people and worked with some of the country's leading coaches and conductors, as well as amazing teachers.
Lovely as it would be to say my performing career started when I graduated and I’ve never looked back, I'm a pragmatist at heart so after my Masters I decided to do a PGCE. This was largely because I'd done teaching in differing forms and in various countries during study and work placements abroad, so I trained and learnt properly how I could pass on my love and passion for music to others. Since then I've had the privilege of working with some amazing schools and choirs, developing a love of performing in kids that others inspired in me at school.
Now I enjoy the best of both worlds: a lively and varied performing career and the opportunity to develop and inspire others!