Bella is a Composer and Singer/Songwriter. She trained at Central School of Speech and Drama in Musical Theatre obtaining a distinction in her MA having completed her BA (Hons) in Music at The University of Southampton and a DipLCM (Distinction) in Musical Theatre. A keen pianist from age seven and tutored by Reginald Thompson, she now largely works as a composer and vocalist across London. She also is the composer of the new dynamic musical theatre writing duo Barlow & Smith.
Professional stage credits include(The Globe Theatre), Guest singer for Kerry Ellis (The Pheasantry), – Emma Ralston (ATA Cabaret Club), (Sterts Theatre), – Album launch (The Pheasantry), (Edinburgh Fringe), Florinda in (Stoke Rep.), Model/Ensemble in (Rose and Crown), Edda/Witch (Embassy Theatre), Cindy in (George Wood Theatre), (South Coast UK Tour), (Battersea Barge), and (Union Theatre).
As Composer for Barlow & Smith, with lyricist A.C. Smith the duo have been commissioned to write for two-time Olivier award winning actress Janie Dee for her show(as part of the the London Festival of Cabaret), were heard on Graham Norton’s BBC Radio 2 show, Guest for Kerry Ellis, wrote for (site-specific show, directed by Alastair Knights), and recorded their debut album with producer Ian Shaw (now available on iTunes), and had their brand new musical (directed by Adam Lenson) produced at Vault Festival in 2018.
Barlow & Smith together with London Playwrights Blog have launched a brand new writing initiative WMTI – Woman in Musical Theatre Initiative – which has been set up to help support female writers in all stages of their careers. Their first fundraising cabaret took place February 2018. They have also been commissioned by the Canales Project for, a fantastic project honouring incredible female leaders from the United Nations, with songs from 10 female composers. The songs will be heard in Concert in Wolverhampton, Washington and New York in 2019.
Bella has worked as a Musical Director and Composer for YMT on a number of projects including, and
Film Credits include: Bollocks (Polarity Films), Trading Models (Barr Productions), Valda (Gui Oliveira), Joan Armatrading’s music video Starlight (Directed by Joel Anderson) and directed Don’t Let Go (written by Jacob William) and appeared in it for a short cameo role as a dancing Devonshire lass, and show pianist.
Actor, Arranger, Musical Director, Musician, Orchestrator