School of Performing Arts Staff

AJ Head shot singing

A J has been involved in theatre from a very early age, taking part in Cliveden Open Air Shakespeare productions, Wycombe Swan Youth Theatre, Youth Projects and Music Centre to name a few. Between the ages of 12 and 14 she recorded several key stage 2 historical musicals in the Sing It and Say It series.  At 14 she performed at a charity concert with Principals from the Royal Opera House, including Alfie Boe. She has toured to places including Barcelona and Venice.

AJ helped lead her school’s gospel choir to 7th nationwide in Sainsbury’s choir of the Year while in her final year at Sir William Borlase and played tenor sax with the school’s Jazz Band at the Music for Youth Festival. She went on to train at the Royal Welsh College of Music Drama and attained a BMus(hons) in Vocal studies. While studying in Wales she performed with Welsh National Youth Opera, playing the oboe for their production of The Mikado and also singing in productions including Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. In her final year she took the part of Kathy in Sondheim’s Company. During her time at music college, she studied in Australia and performed extensively while there.

Since leaving RWCMD she has performed in Cabaret evening supporting West End performers including Clare Burt, various concerts with West End MD’s and fund raising concerts for various charities. She also directed, produced, composed and took the part of Trixie in Daisy Pulls it Off. AJ has musical directed and played in the pit for numerous local shows. Currently, she is musical director & arranger for her swing trio The Sweet Serenades. AJ has worked with various youth groups around the area, holding positions such as MD, assistant MD and vocal coach. These groups include the Wycombe Swan Youth Theatre, Youth Project and Stage One Youth. AJ also teaches voice and all woodwind for the Bucks Music Trust at various schools in Bucks and at the High Wycombe Music Centre.