With a background in languages, studying Russian language and literature and French at undergraduate degree level, I have always liked to bend my tongue around different words, with attention to the nuances of accent especially important.
I went on to work with the written word as a journalist for a large part of my career, with writing and editing often involving long periods of silent concentration. But in recent years I have increasingly sought to use my voice “out loud”.
Along the way I came to yoga teaching, gaining my 200 hours certification in 2013 and teaching hatha yoga classes in France, Thailand and London. Reciting a few resonant “Oms” does the power of good!
I have sung as an alto in choirs for many years, most recently with the London College of Music choir, with whom I have performed classical and modern pieces in venues including Reading Town Hall, Eton College chapel, King’s Place in central London, as well as local churches.
In 2017, upon the encouragement of a friend who is a vocal coach, I entered the wonderful world of voiceovers!
I have undertaken training in Voiceovers, Radio Drama, Character Voices and Acting at CityLit in London, and with industry networks including The Voiceover Network. I have also trained in Motion Capture acting with the Mocap Vaults. I am a member of Voiceover Kickstart, the Mandy network and the Audiobook Creators Alliance. I set up my home recording studio in 2018.
I currently volunteer as a reader at Ealing Talking Newspapers, where we record local news items on a weekly basis for blind and partially-sighted residents of Ealing. I have also been a volunteer narrator for the Royal National Institute of Blind People, reading and recording magazine articles every week from publications including National Geographic, BBC Wildlife and History Today. I have also had great fun working with improvisation group Playing on the Edge.
I consider it a huge privilege to use my voice for my work. It is immense fun and very rewarding.
I would relish the chance to help bring your story to life, so please get in touch!