Performing Artist, Workshop Facilitator
Stefanie is a puppeteer, performer, theatre maker and community artist. She completed the John Bolton Theatre School in 1996 and the Postgraduate Diploma-Animatuering/Dance at the Victorian College of Arts in 2004.
For Melbourne Fringe in 2005 she created Rebecca….in Flight, and in 2006 co-created the very successful 1950’s inspired installation/bar Bev’s Bar and performed as Bev, the hostess of this event.
Stefanie was a founding member and performer with Emu Nomads, a roving street theatre puppetry duo that entertained audiences throughout Australia, New Zealand and Europe (1998-2007).
Stefanie has puppeteered with Light’N Up, for the Woodford folk festival and has also worked with this team on various community projects, tapping into her puppetry, choreographic and directorial skills as needed.
As a community artist Stefanie was a sub director, performer, puppeteer and maker on large-scale fire events from 1995 – 2003 with Neil Cameron Productions and a core member of the Burning Sensations Collective 1995 – 2006, that created a number of high profile events in Victoria and NSW. She is currently the parade manager/director for the Lismore Lantern Parade.
In 2008 Stefanie joined Krinkle Theatre on the Puppet Caravan, which journeyed from Lismore NSW to the UNIMA International Puppetry Festival and Conference in Perth W.A. She devised and performed in two works for this tour, …before a Duck, a Michael Luenig inspired performance using internally lit puppets, shadows and black light, and The Queen, a sultry gothic cabaret shadow show.
Stefanie also created a large community Lantern parade for the City of Whittlesea, and has worked with Polyglot on a range of shows and school workshops and residencies.