I read English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, before doing an MA in Text and Performance at RADA. I spent two years as Genesis Assistant Director at Welsh National Opera, and during this I assisted Mariusz Trelinski, David Pountney, Martin Constantine, Pierre Audi and Alessandro Talevi. My directing work includes Le Vin Herbé (WNO) nominated for Best Achievement in Opera at the UK Theatre Awards, A Christmas Carol (Orchestra Haydn Opera 20.21 & Welsh National Opera), Simplicius Simplicissimus (Independent Opera), Kommilitonen! winner of Best Opera at the Welsh Theatre Awards, Unheard Voices: CREW (both at WNO), Mr Punch and Me (RWCMD), Nighthawks for Yellow Earth Theatre’s Dim Sum Nights UK Tour, Alcina Barefoot Opera (Arcola Theatre Grimeborn 2011). Future projects include Der Zaubertrank Theater St Gallen, Mosè in Egitto (Associate Director) Teatro di San Carlo, Pierrot Lunaire Manchester Collective and The Town for Barefoot Opera.
I have conceived and run education projects for Glyndebourne, ENO and WNO.
I was the recipient of an INDEPENDENT OPERA Director Fellowship 2016, and nominated in the category of Best Newcomer at the 2017 International Opera Awards.