Accomplished arts professional; possesses over ten years experience in community arts and arts education, practicing, internationally, as a teaching artist, choir leader, teacher trainer, project manager and performer.


Jan 2015 - Present: Urban Choir Project [New York, NY]

Artistic Director

  • Overseeing all operations and programs

  • Managing a growing team of creative interns

  • Delivering group based singing workshops and master classes

  • Creating original music and vocal arrangements


Aug 2013 - Present: Center for Arts Education [New York, NY]

Teaching Artist

  • Delivering music, songwriting and theatre workshops

  • Delivering arts integration programs

  • Delivering professional development training 

  • Working with NYC Public Schools throughout New York City





Sept 2013 - Dec 2015: Music Unites Youth Choir [New York, NY]

Musical Director

  • Youth consultation

  • Creating, scoring and teaching vocal arrangements 

  • Liaising with music industry professionals

  • Leading the choir in performances and rehearsals 


Oct 2012 - Jan 2014: Arts East New York [Brooklyn, NY]

Director of Youth Programs

  • Coordinated and implemented all youth based arts programs

  • Taught after-school singing and theatre workshops

  • Produced and directed an original musical, that was written by middle and high school students in East New York​ 

Oct 2009- Dec 2011: St.Helens Council Music Service  [St.Helens, UK]
Vocal Animateur / Head of Singing
• Created, managed and delivered over 15 school singing programs
• Coordinated large scale singing events involving over 1500 children
• Worked closely with special education schools
• Managed and trained a team of teaching artists
• Created and implemented a singing curriculum
• Recruited and liaised with over 50 schools within the region
• Delivered training to classroom teachers
• Assisted the director of service in developing long term educational strategies

Jan 2009 – Dec 2011: MultiVOX Arts [Merseyside, UK]
• Directed theatre and vocal groups
• Delivered workshops and training
• Coordinated and trained teaching artists
• Managed ongoing projects
• Oversaw administration, marketing, budgeting and development

Mar 2008 – Oct 2009: Shakespeare School’s Festival (SSF) [National, UK]
Production Manager and School Mentor
• Coordinated several week - long SSF festivals in a variety of locations throughout the UK
• Delivered Shakespeare and theatre workshops in participating schools
• Worked with special education schools
• Supported and mentored school teachers in directing productions.

Mar - Jun 2009: Real Girls [Liverpool, UK]
Producer and Artistic Director
• Delivered creative, explorative workshops attended by female sex workers
• Produced a final multi - media performance, delivered by the participants
• Managed a theatre production team
• Managed administration, marketing, budgeting and evaluation


Feb 2014: Science of Singing: Master class at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum [New York, NY]

Master class leader

Dec 2012: Will 'O' The Wisp by Holus Bolus - Mono No Aware Festival [New York, NY]
Sept 2011 - Dec 2012: Vocal Youth - St.Helens Youth Choir [St.Helens, UK]
Choir Leader
Nov 2009 - Dec 2012: Vox Voices Intergenerational Choir [St.Helens, UK]
Choir Leader
Feb 2010 - Nov 2012: Black - E Community Choir [Liverpool, UK]
Choir Leader
Jan 2009 - Jul 2012: Sing Up - The Uk's National, government funded, Singing program
Teaching Artist & Ambassador
Sept 2009 - Jul 2011: The Youth Hub Arts Project [Wirral, UK]
Teaching Artist for children and young adults with behavioral difficulties
Jul 2009, 2010 & 2011: National Youth Music Camp  [Milton Keynes, UK]
Co-director of the camp and writer and director of the camp Musical
Mar - Dec 2010: Sure Start Family Centre [Blackpool, UK]
Parent's Choir Leader
Jan 2008 – Dec 2010: Rocky Youth Theatre [Merseyside, UK]
Artistic Director
Apr - Jul 2010: Jay Music - Rock Band Building [Wirral, UK]
Vocal Tutor
Sept - Dec 2008: Portrait of a Nation Project [Liverpool]
Teaching Artist
Jan 2007 - Jul 2009: Sense of Sound [National, UK]
Teaching Artist and Performer
Sept 2002 – Jun 2006: Haringey Council Music & Performing Arts Service [London, UK]
Teaching Artist
Sept 2002 - June 2004: Highgate Wood School [London, UK]
Teaching Artist
Jun - Sept 2002: The Venda Project [Venda Province, South Africa]
Teaching Artist


Dec 2015: Arlene's Grocery - Performance [NY, NY]

Conductor and performer with The Britpop Choir

June 2015: The Delancey - Performance [NY, NY]

Conductor and performer with The Britpop Choir

Mar 2015: The Slipper Room - Performance [NY, NY]

Conductor and performer with The Britpop Choir

Jan - Feb 2015: 'The Events' - New York Theatre Workshop [NY, NY] 

Conductor and performer with The Britpop Choir

Dec 2014: Rockwood Music Hall - Performance [NY, NY] 

Conductor and performer with The Britpop Choir

May 2014: Gibson Show Room - Performance workshop with The Zombies [NY, NY]

Conductor with the Music Unites Choir

Mar 2014: Musicversity @Viacom Studios with Nick Lache [NY,NY]

Conductor with the Music Unites Choir

Feb 2014: Musicversity @Spotify [NY, NY]

Conductor with the Music Unites Choir

Mar 2014: Bar Solaz [NY, NY]

Vocalist / Conductor with the Britpop Choir 

May 2013: The Monro [Brooklyn, NY]

Vocalist / Conductor with the Britpop Choir 

Feb 2013: The Churchill [NY, NY]

Vocalist / Conductor with the Britpop Choir 

Dec 2012: Will 'O' The Wisp [Mono No Aware Festival, Brooklyn, NY]


July 2012: Saturdaze Arts Festival [Brooklyn, NY]

Vocalist / Conductor with the Britpop Choir 

Jun 2012: Singers Space [Bar Thalia, New York, NY]
Featured Singer
Dec 2011: Studio 2 - The Gettogether [Liverpool, UK]
Lead Vocalist / Backup Vocals / Harp
Nov 2011: The Dulcimer - The Gettogether [Manchester, UK]
Lead Vocalist / Backup Vocals / Harp
Dec 2010: The Green Room - The Gettogether [Manchester]
Lead Vocalist / Backup Vocals / Harp
July 2008: BBC's Last Choir Standing Finals - Sense of Sound [BBC, London, UK]
June 2008: The Glastonbury Festival - Sense of Sound [Glastonbury, UK]
Jan 2008: Echo Arena Opening Concert - Sense of Sound [Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK]
Oct 2007: Plague Songs - Sense of Sound [The Barbican Centre, London, UK]
May 2007: Syd Barrett Tribute - Sense of Sound [The Barbican Centre, London, UK]
May - Jul 2007: How to Catch a Rat - Picked Herring Theatre [National Tour, UK]

Sept 2006 - Jun 2009: Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts [Liverpool, UK]
1st Class BA Honors Degree in Community Drama

2002 –2003: National Youth Theatre [London, UK]
2000 – 2002: Guildhall School of Music and Drama - Junior Academy [London, UK]
1996 –2002: Haringey Youth Orchestra and Choir [London, UK]


References will supplied upon request



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