Heather studied at the Royal Northern College of Music (under Barbara Robotham and Ann Taylor) and the National Opera Studio (under Susan Waters)‚ supported by Scottish Opera. She was a Finalist in the Maureen Lehane Competition‚ is a Samling Scholar‚ and a trained ballet and ballroom dancer. She is generously supported by Mr and Mrs Goddard‚ The Sybil Tutton award and Mr and Mrs Blumer and is grateful to be the recipient of a Richard Angas Memorial Award
Recent and future engagements include Hansel Hansel and Gretel (ENO), Cherubino The Marriage of Figaro‚ Sesto Giulio Cesare‚ Hansel Hansel und Gretel‚ The Page Salome and Lel Snowmaiden (Opera North), Angelina La Cenerentola (West Green House Opera), Rosina The Barber of Seville (Opera North and Welsh National Opera)‚ Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte (Northern Ireland Opera)‚ Tisbe La Cenerentola (WNO and Opera Holland Park), Marcella il furioso all’isola di San Domingo (Barbican Centre with the Britten Sinfonia and Opera Rara recording) and guest soloist Das Lied von der Erde (RNCM).
Further engagements include Mrs Noye Noye’s Fludde (Nevill Holt)‚ Isolier Le Comte Ory (Chelsea Opera Group and Dorset Opera)‚ Apprentice Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Glyndebourne Festival)‚ Orfeo Orfeo ed Euridice‚ Penelope Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria (RNCM) and Fidalma The Secret Marriage (British Youth Opera), Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream‚ Sesto Giulio Cesare‚ 2nd Lady The Magic Flute and Zerlina Don Giovanni (National Opera Studio).