Stephanie was born and trained in Australia with Anne Woolliams at The Victorian College of the Arts and then did a graduate year at the West Australian Academy of the Performing Arts, training with the ballerina Lucette Aldous, before joining the West Australian Ballet Company.
She chose to leave Australia in 1991 to pursue a career in Europe and accepted a contract with Neumieir’s retiring principal, Francois Klaus, following him to Switzerland where he assumed directorship of the Stadttheater, Berne. As a principal member of his company, she danced many leading roles – Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Desdemona (Othello), Clara (The Nutcracker), Solveig (Peer Gynt), Ariel (La Petite Sirene) and the role of the Sacrifice (Rite of Spring) – and especially enjoyed dancing the many new works created for her. Stephanie retired from the stage in 1997 and now teaches full-time at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts where she is a senior teacher responsible for both Junior and Senior Schools, as well as teaching internationally. Stephanie joined the National Youth Ballet as Ballet Mistress in 2014.