Gwawr is a soprano. She graduated in 2006 from thw Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she gained an entrance Scholarship. During the second term of her third year in Cardiff, she undertook an Erasmus exchange to The Giuseppe Verdi Conservatorio in Turin, Italy. She has recently gained a First Class Masters degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under the tuiton of Yvonne Kenny.
Gwawr is married to former Only Men Aloud member Dan Phillips.