Stefanie’s music theatre career began at the age of seven when she appeared as Young Eponine in Cameron Mackintosh’s 10th Anniversary Tour of Les Miserables. The following year she was cast in SEL & GFO’s production of The Sound of Music playing the role of Brigitta. In 2011 Stefanie graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in Australia having completed a Bachelor of Music Theatre. Whilst at the VCA, Stefanie received the Cassidy Bequest Fund Award on behalf of the University of Melbourne Trust for most promising new student. Stefanie has trained extensively in dance, having studied with the Queensland Ballet through their Junior Extension Program, and also holds her Associate Diploma in Music for Violin having played since the age of four.
In 2022, Stefanie was announced nationwide as Australia’s next iconic flying nanny, Mary Poppins. After a gruelling audition process that saw Stefanie fly to London for the approval of the show’s Producer and co-creator, Stefanie was handpicked by Sir Cameron Mackintosh to star in his newest production. Mary Poppins will open in Australia in May 2022 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre
In 2019, Stefanie was cast in the Australian National Tour of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical as Rhonda Epinstall, the role originally made famous in the 1994 film by Rachel Griffiths. For her work in Muriel’s Wedding, Stefanie won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, as well as receiving a Greenroom Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 2014, Stefanie was cast in the original Australian production of Once, directed by Tony Award winning director John Tiffany. The following year, Stefanie won the role of Liesl von Trapp in the London Palladium touring production of The Sound of Music, presented by the Gordon Frost Organisation. Whilst performing in The Sound of Music, Stefanie hosted a four-part behind the scenes television special for the Seven Network, interviewing the stars of the show including Nicholas Hammond who appeared in the original film alongside Dame Julie Andrews.
Other performing credits include Giulietta in Aspects of Love (Walk This Way Productions), Jean MacLaren in Brigadoon and Dream Ballet Laurie in Oklahoma! (both for The Production Company), South Pacific (Opera Australia / Gordon Frost Organisation), Dream Lover (Gordon Frost Organisation), Carmen Live or Dead (Oriel Entertainment Group) and Tara in Half Time The Musical (Nineteen98 Productions). Stefanie was also a 2016 finalist in the ANZ Trustees prestigious Rob Guest Endowment Competition.
Stefanie has become well acquainted with Australia’s National Anthem having been selected to perform it live at major sporting events including the 2018 Rugby World Cup at Suncorp Stadium. In January 2021, Stefanie became the first Australian to sing the updated lyrics for the anthem at the Day 1 Cricket Test – Australia v India held at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Stefanie has also worked closely with the Recognition In Anthem Project, an organisation seeking representation of our First Nations people within the anthem. This re-worked version of the National Anthem was recorded with Stefanie on Gadigal Land in the Sydney Opera House in 2021. Stefanie’s musical talents have also extended into live performance, having performed in numerous tours, concerts and events with The Little Red Company as a backing vocalist and musician. These include From Johnny to Jack starring Luke Kennedy, Rumour Has It starring Naomi Price, as well as their highly successful fundraising concert The IsoLate Late Show.