After working as a youth worker, a social worker, physical education teacher and performer, I graduated from the Director’s course at NIDA in 1988. Directing credits include over 50 productions at venues such as: the NIDA Theatre, Sydney; the Adelaide Festival; Bay Street Theatre; Wharf Theatre; Sydney Theatre Company; Belvoir Theatre, Colorado College Theatre; and Mondavi Center, UC Davis. Teaching includes universities in the United States, Australia and Korea.

I developed a shamanic approach to acting as part of her doctorate from University of Technology, Sydney, and has presented workshops and papers on her work at conferences around the world. She has also directed and devised numerous productions for local and regional theatres, youth theatres, and educational institutions.

I was a Visiting Scholar at the Tisch School of the Arts in 1996 for three months with the good fortune of attending classes taught by Peggy Phelan, Richard Schechner and Michael Taussig (Through Columbia University). With Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe I founded the Performance and Consciousness working group for the International Federation of Theatre Research in 2006.

My research revolves around actor training, consciousness, the relationship between the actor and the audience and theatre as a tool of communication. It now also focuses on screen studies, particularly feminist film studies.