Acting has always been and always will be my passion. The chance to become someone else where I can put myself into the shoes of fellow human beings and tell their stories. I hope to, perhaps, bring about a better understanding of who we are, where we’ve come from, and where we are going. Mostly though, I am a storyteller who loves to share her tales. I love creating characters that are colourful, vibrant, and alive.
I believe my life experience has given me the edge of creating believable, even if slightly crooked, characters. I have been able to observe people in an extreme situation closely and have met people from all walks of life. These include big international stars at the height of their power, refugees running from persecution, and literally dodging bullets to survive, and men and women desperate enough to attack.
I have witnessed addictions, mental illness, and the pain of terminal illness and death. Their stories touched my life, changed me, and hopefully made me into a better human being and a better artist.
I pursued formal training and was privileged to be taught by truly amazing and generous professionals, such as John Orscik, Peter Sumner, and Paula Duncan at The Australia Performing Arts School (TAPS), as well as Dasha Blaha and Bogdan Kocca at the University of Western Sydney, Noella Janacewska, and P.P Cranney at the University of Technology.
Later, I trained voice with John Noble, dramatic writing with Paul McGillick, Shakespeare with Glanda Linscot, and many other fantastic professionals.
I was then able to use what I learned in the many productions I have done and hope yet to do.
I have been blessed with opportunities to portray so many amazing personalities on stage. These include characters, such as Estelle, a dead socialite in hell from In Camera by Jean Paul Sartre. I aged 50 years alongside David Ritchie as a Russian peasant woman in A Place With the Pigs by Fugard.
I had fun portraying an Indian princess Tiger Lilly fighting the pirates on the stage of the Capitol Theatre in Peter Pan. I even played Miky, a drug addict, in Tinsel and Ashes by Anna Maria Dell'Oso alongside Gosia Dobrowolska and Eva Sitta.
I have played Maya, a servant girl having an affair with the master's son in Feast by Tobsha Leaner and acting opposite Gosia and Arky Michael. Other characters I’ve portrayed include a 100-hundred-year-old alien man in a children’s pantomime Flying Sorcery, a mentally ill girl named Mary in Dictator In My Head, and a Hungarian migrant in Tales From A Corner Shop at Belvoir Street Theatre.
I had some frolicking fun with Moliere alongside Derren Nesbitt also at the Belvoir. I also played as a lesbian beatnik poet in The Bridesmaid Must Die at the Riverside Theatre, and Irena, a lost soul with revenge on her mind In CYANIDE AT FIVE by internationally recognized Pavel Kohout directed by Eva Sitta.
I was also lucky to get the opportunity to be a professional actor performing in my own plays directed by fabulous directors. I even had one particularly schizophrenic experience of directing myself in my own one-woman show.