Since 2003 Stephanie has studied and performed extensively across different facets of the music and theatre industries. Her studies have seen her achieve a Certificate III, Certificate IV and Advanced Diploma in Theatre and Musical Theatre. She has also has trained and specialised in singing for Musical Theatre with well-known teacher and opera singer Jennifer Barnes and is currently honing her technical skills with Rachelle Schmidt because, as a part of the team at The Voice Studio, she believes in the continued development of her own voice and the pursuit of vocal freedom and expertise.
As an actor, singer and performer Stephanie has appeared in television commercials, corporate performance work, a popular music duo, theatrical plays and musicals. Her extensive experience as a singer and actor has gained her a solid reputation in the performing arts scene. She has worked with some of Newcastle’s most reputed and acclaimed theatre companies, including Stooged Theatre, Newcastle Theatre Company, The Regional Institute of Performing Arts, Pantseat Productions, Opera Hunter and Tantrum Theatre, having appeared in over 40 productions in the last decades. Steph received the CONDA (City of Newcastle Drama Award) for Outstanding Actress in a Musical over two consecutive years for her appearances in the Australian Premiere of ‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical’ and as Annie Oakley in ‘Annie Get Your Gun’.
In addition to her work as a performer, Steph runs learning programs for beginner singers, conducts choirs for the elderly and disabled through ‘Arts Health Institute’ and teaches singing and music with The Regional Institute of Performing Arts and, of course, is a part of The Voice Studio family.
Music and the performing arts are Steph’s passion and she considers them, not just a job but, her ‘life’.