Joanna is an Official Number One selling Classical Soprano.
Joanna made chart history earlier this year when she became the first independent artist to get to Number 1 in the Official Classical Album Charts with a debut album. The critically acclaimed album, Stars Are Rising, even managed to knock Alfie Boe off the top spot and also claimed more number 1's in the iTunes and Amazon Classical Album Charts.
Since 2015, Joanna has been working with world renowned orchestrator, conductor and pianist, Robert Emery who acted not only as her arranger but also producer with the City of Prague Philharmonic and Arts Symphonic Orchestras. Together they created an album that is both dramatic in its scale, cinematic in its style and included two hit singles, Bowie's Life on Mars and Slade's How Does It Feel?, the latter of which was accompanied by an animated video that went viral on the internet.
Joanna started her career after studying at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. At just 13 she made her West End musical debut performing at the Dominion Theatre, London in Bernadette The Musical and straight acting debut where she was cast by Michael Palin in his first play, The Weekend. Countless shows and nationwide tours followed, her favourite being a lead role in Dr Dolittle the Musical with Tommy Steele. In addition to life in the West End, Joanna also acted in ITV’s The Upper Hand alongside Joe McGann and Honor Blackman.
A controversial advertisement for Yorkie gave Joanna unexpected fame after the ad, from the “It’s Not For Girls” campaign was banned after it was deemed to be sexist. Earlier this year, the ad and Joanna were back in the headlines due to new advertising regulations.
Joanna broke onto the classical music scene in 2014, when she duetted with Britain's Got Talent winner and global megastar, Paul Potts, at a huge charity concert in London's Palace Theatre. Since then she has been performing across the country in stadiums, theatres and proms shows.
Joanna is a keen supporter of charity, and having survived breast cancer at the age of just 21, now dedicates any free time she has to her role as an ambassador "Boobette" for breast cancer awareness charity, CoppaFeel!