I graduated from York St.John’s College (University of Leeds) with a BA in Performing Arts, including a specialism in music in 2005. I loved being at university and having the chance to spend my time developing skills in, and love of the performing arts. I was incredibly fortunate growing up to have many opportunities to develop my love of performing and music. During high school, I was part of the county youth orchestra and this amazing experience of being part of a team, playing in high profile concerts, instilled a lifelong love of music in me. I participated in many community music and theatre opportunities. I feel lucky that I had a family who supported my passions and various teachers that made me feel I could achieve anything. I wanted to be part of providing experiences like this for young people and so in 2006 I completed a PGCE in secondary music teaching and graduated from St.Martins College (University of Lancaster).
After graduating university I moved to London and continued to play the cello with orchestras, performing in regular concerts with both the Ealing Symphony Orchestra and the Ernest Reid Symphony Orchestra. I began my international adventures by teaching music at a school in Guangzhou China, participating in a range of international music opportunities and becoming involved in ISMAG (an organisation to support international schools collaborations). This experience of working in an international school helped me realise that I love to travel and after completing 3 years in China, I joined BCB in Sao Paulo as the Head of Performing Arts.
I was born in northern England, I grew up and lived in Morecambe with my family and many pets. I love animals and enjoy spending time getting to know the wildlife in each country that I visit. I recently volunteered at an animal rescue centre in Costa Rica and this has inspired me to seek more opportunities like this.
“I enjoyed being part of the choir and the show, mainly because I enjoyed having you as my teacher”