Armour Ratcliffe grew up in the French Quarter where she started singing professionally with the New Orleans Opera in high school. She trained at Wellesley College and with Marilyn Cotlow in Washington, DC. She received her Master’s in Vocal Performance from the University of Denver. She performed with the Washington National Opera, and travelled extensively giving concerts in the United States, Europe, and Japan. She is now a performer and voice teacher at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Colorado College, and CSU-Pueblo.