|Aileen holds a BA Hons from Trinity College, Dublin and a post-graduate from The Royal Academy of Music, London. She is an inaugural candidate on American College Dublin’s Master of Fine Arts programme. Having received a distinction for her post-graduate studies at The Royal Academy of Music, Aileen was awarded the prestigious D’Oyly Carte Singing Award.
Aileen embarked on her professional career singing the role of Rose in Kurt Weill’s One Touch of Venus at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and subsequently; Carmen, La Boheme and Cosi Fan Tutte at the Royal Festival Hall.
In London’s West End, Aileen performed for five years in the smash-hit musical Wicked at the Victoria Apollo Theatre. As a cast member, she received an Olivier Award for Best Ensemble Performance and won West End Eurovision. Other West End Shows include; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Mrs Potts/Madame de la Grande Bouche/Sugar Bowl) and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, The Phantom of the Opera at her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket, London. Aileen played the lead role of Donna in the internationally successful Mamma Mia at The Point, Dublin and in Paris, Lisbon, Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.
Aileen played the leading role of Trilby in the premiere production of Svengali, on board QE2 World Cruise. She was cast by Les Miserables composers; Alain Boublil and Claude Michel-Schonberg in their original production of Marguerite in London and also by Michel LeGrand and lyricist Don Black as an original cast member of the musical The Count of Monte Cristo at The Players Theatre, London.
In Ireland, Aileen has played the iconic role of Evita, Florence in Chess and Violet in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, all at The National Opera House of Ireland. Her one-woman show A Date with Doris will be touring Ireland again in 2017. The show, which Aileen co-produced has enjoyed great reviews and sold out shows at The National Concert Hall, Dublin and The Cork Opera House, The Mill Theatre Dundrum. For more information and upcoming dates see: www.adatewithdoris.com.