Stefanie was born and raised in Adelaide where she began drama, singing and dancing lessons at an early age. She studied drama in Year 11 and 12 and undertook a three-year acting course at SA Casting in Adelaide from 2001 – 2004. She was also a competitive cheerleader and a cheerleader for the Adelaide Crows (AFL) for two years from 2006 – 2007. When she was 21, she moved to Melbourne after being accepted into the Victorian College of the Arts Music Theatre Foundation course. Whilst living in Melbourne, Stefanie also studied to be a personal trainer and worked in Melbourne for a few years as a Fitness Instructor (in Yoga, Pilates and Aerobics) and Personal Trainer for numerous gyms and studios. In 2010,
Stefanie moved back to Adelaide after being offered a place at the Adelaide College of the Arts. She graduated from AC Arts with an Advanced Diploma of Arts Acting as a part of the class of 2012.
Stefanie graduated from the Adelaide College of the Arts with an Advanced Diploma of Arts Acting as a part of the class of 2012. Immediately after graduating in early 2013 she performed in Patch Theatre Company’s production of Mr McGee and the Biting Flea and then toured with Splash Theatre Company in Read Across the Universe performing at schools around the state. From December 2013 – January 2014 she was involved in the development and then staging of an experimental production of Macbeth produced by Adelaide theatre company Foul Play. Stefanie then performed in the National Tour of Mr McGee and the Biting Flea followed by a tour of Perform! Educational Musicals show World’s Apart. In 2015 she took on lead roles in The Hills Musical Company’s production of Company and Matt Byrne Media’s 2016 stand-up comedy fringe show, The Luv Boat. From 2015 until August 2016 Stefanie worked as the Primary School Program Coordinator and Puppeteer for Camp Quality here in Adelaide, taking their educational puppet show to schools around the state as well as into the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. In 2016 Stefanie also took on lead roles in locally written and produced web series Freemales, Kessel Run Production’s short film Cheaters, the Port Film Co-op’s latest feature film Youth On The March and South Australian Film Corporation funded ABC iView series, Almost Midnight. In November of 2016 she played the role of Patricia in Mystique Production’s staging of William Mastrosimone’s play Extremities, which was performed at the Adelaide Festival Centre and then performed as part of a touring Christmas Variety Cabaret show for the month of December. Earlier in 2016, Stefanie started up her own media/production company with a fellow colleague and currently has a few short films in pre-production as well as a rock opera that is in the final stages of being written. She currently works with the Paediatric Mental Health Training Unit at Adelaide University as part of the improvisational simulated scenario training that is conducted for the students there.
Earlier this year Stefanie performed in Matt Byrne Media’s 2017 comedy Fringe Show My Kitchen Fools, as well as Hunted Interactive’s interactive horror show, Dark Lake, which both opened in February. Stefanie is also currently working on locally produced short film Golden Gully, up and coming web series Warpath Chronicles and will be playing the lead role of Velma Kelly Emma Knight’s Production’s upcoming staging of Chicago, which is set to open in May.