Cecilia is a London-based opera director; she has directed for Spectra Ensemble, Helios Collective, XOGA, Wagner 1900 and Opera Holland Park, and assisted at British Youth Opera and University College Opera, London. In March 2019, Cecilia will direct the UK premiere of Smetana’s opera, Libuše, for University College Opera at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London.
Alongside her freelance work, Cecilia is reading for an AHRC-funded PhD in History of Art at University College London. Previously, Cecilia worked as programme curator at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford where she staged LiveFridays. Cecilia's initial training was as a musician at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, London, where she studied the violin under Igor Petrushevski.