Anthea was born in Leeds and started life as a dancer at the Delayne School of Dance

Yorkshire-born soprano Anthea Dwyer is an alumna of the Junior Academy, where she was inspired by Ann Lampard to pursue a career as a professional opera singer. She studied music and opera at the Royal Northern College of Music, graduating in 2000.

On the concert platform, Anthea has sung throughout the UK performing a wealth of oratorio and recital work, including a solo vocal track on a CD recording of film music by Georges Auric. During her operatic career, she sang with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, Scottish Opera, Grange Park Opera, Iford Opera, the Garden Opera Company, Pimlico Opera, Opera by Definition, Opera della Luna & Carl Rosa Opera Company.

Having studied singing with Raymond Connell and Janice Chapman, both of whom were inspirations for her career as a singing teacher, she began teaching in 2003. She worked for a short time at both Charterhouse School and Seaford College before founding her own teaching studio in Hampshire, where students regularly perform and take singing exams with the Associated Board and the London College of Music.

She joined the Junior Academy teaching staff in 2008. Past students have successfully followed their own singing careers as performers and recording artists. She is passionate about helping young singers make their own vocal discoveries and giving them the confidence and skill to reach Conservatoire entry level and join the next generation of classical singers.