Dee commenced her training with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education. She also trained at Mangala Studios to become a creative dance teacher. Dee has studied Orff Schulwerk music education and is a member of V.O.S.A.

Aside from her educational work, Dee has spent many years directing, choreographing and performing in a wide variety of theatre productions through out VIC NSW and SA. She has a wide presence in the community, specialising in youth community theatre opportunities. She has run Players Theatre Company’s Summer school for many years as well as being involved with the Victorian Drama League’s Summer School programs since their inception 6 years ago.

Awarded a John Monash Award for services to community theatre. Dee directed Hartwell Players’ sell-out season of ‘Tiny Thumbelina’ in January 2013 which involved many families from the BDC Community.

Dee is also a Resident Drama and Creative Movement Teacher at Burrinja Cultural Centre.