Donna Soto-Morettini worked for many years as a professional singer and actress, in Southern California and throughout the western United States. She holds a PhD from Oxford University, and has been training professional actors and singers for 25 years. She has served as Director of Drama for the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Head of Acting and Dance for Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and Head of Acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Since 2006 she has worked as a Casting Director and Performance Coach for television for Andrew Lloyd Webber and the BBC. She has worked as performance coach for I'd Do Anything, Over the Rainbow and ITV's Pop Star to Opera Star. She has just finished working as performance coach for ITV's Superstar and is currently working as casting director for BBC's The Voice.