Angela Ramsay

 

 

Angela lives in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, having moved to the UK from South Africa in 1995.

She worked for two international youth organizations in South Africa where she was actively involved in reconciliation work during the eighties in the final years of apartheid. 

She also worked for a number of corporates in the fields of management services, training,  currency trading and accountancy.

She is currently Student Services Co-ordinator for a further education college in South West London.



​Growing up in Scotland Angela emigrated to South Africa in the early eighties.  In her early twenties she decided to take her singing more seriously and began taking lessons.  She studied under Julia Mann, a South African jazz singer, for two years before studying opera with Norma Biagi, a respected teacher in the field of opera.  Finally, Angela studied under Joyce Barker, a renowned international opera singer and Head of the Opera School at The University of the Witwatersrand.



Throughout the eighties she was the teens work co-ordinator for an international youth organization. 

Combining her youth work and love of singing she joined another international youth organisation which used music, drama and the creative arts in their work, in the late eighties, as a lead singer in their youth band, touring South Africa.​



On her return to the UK she studied counselling and also obtained a Certificate of Higher Education in Arts Management.  She also has a qualification in community development.

 

She is an Arts Award Advisor and has registered Groove Academy as an Arts Award Centre.