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About Elise

As a creative person, I’ve always been interested in the human experience.

People and their stories

Over the years, I have explored the human experience through storytelling, music, and theatre. I have a passion for the humanities, the Arts, culture, philosophy, photography, nature and literature. I love exploring new ideas, listening to podcasts, reading books, articles – fact and fiction. I am interested in people and their stories.

I am a writer, song writer, musician and lover of nature – especially the Australian bush, its’ flora and fauna.

Creative inspiration

I have been a performer since the age of 10 – beginning with the Newcastle Young People’s Theatre. I’ve performed in many amateur and semi-professional musical theatre productions throughout my teenage and adolescent years.

In my early twenties, I established a theatre production company to produce a stage production of Roald Dahl’s, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory with a friend. I immersed myself in all aspects of the production from the stage play to costume design, the sets and took a role myself.

As a mature age student, I undertook a Diploma of music at Box Hill TAFE, Victoria. Shortly afterwards I completed a degree in Anthropology and Sociology at La Trobe University.

Just do it

This new found knowledge deepened my understanding of how we interact with each other – in our communities, and our personal lives.

After a few offers of Honours, including a scholarship at the University of Tasmania. I decided that the academic path wasn’t for me. So I switched to a Graduate Diploma in Journalism studies. At this point, I wanted to pursue radio journalism – I loved the ABC’s Radio National programs, especially investigative journalism and programs about everyday people.

Now, I live in Canberra, Australia’s bush capital. I teach, perform and write!

This website, is a ticked off “just do it” goal!

It is a collection of stories, thought pieces, and poems (some have been turned into songs) that reflect moments in time – everyday observations.

I hope you enjoy these moments.