Elise is a Matilda Award-winning actor, having been recognised for her outstanding contribution to Queensland Theatre on four occasions. Elise is an acting graduate from USQ and an Honors and Masters graduate from QUT, where she was awarded the University Medal. Elise also trained with Shakespeare & Company in Boston, USA and has received three Goldie Awards for her voice over work. During 2016 Elise won the Centre Screen Award for her performance in the short film, Good Girls, which screened at the Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival. Elise has served on a number of arts committees and boards, including the La Boite Board and The Play Advisory Committee at La Boite. She is currently the Chair of the Matilda Awards Judging committee.
THEATRE includes: Swallow (Metro), Little Night Music (Brisbane Philharmonic), Poison (Metro), The Clints ( Anywhere), Spring Awakening (Underground Broadway and Metro), All Aboard! (Seeing Place for Bleach* Festival), Hopelessly Devoted (Glen Street, Sydney), Mercy Thieves (Arts Centre, Gold Coast), the box office smash hit Long Gone Lonesome Cowgirls (La Boite/QBFM), The Spirit of The Land (La Boite), the award-winning and box office smash Secret Bridesmaids’ Business (La Boite/QPAC), The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay (La Boite), The Mayne Inheritance (La Boite), Summer Rain (QTC), Explosions (QTC), Sweet Phoebe, Two, Clark In Sarajevo (La Boite), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Harvest Rain), Modd Madame Butterfly (QTC), Honour and Mill Fire (OGS), The Romany Project (Metro Independents), Alive at Williamstown Pier, Jerusalem, Oleanna, The Big Picture, The Maids and The Vagina Monologues (green).
FILM and TV includes: TV: Schapelle, Prank Patrol, East of Everything, Mortified, Home and Away, All Saints, Flipper, Fire 1, Fire 2, Medivac and Channel 7’s 37 Skit Row. FILM: Underdog’s Tale (Feature Film), Storage (Feature Film), Quaddam’s Story (PFTC), The People (PFTC), Top Blokes (Shortcut Film Festival Finalist/Qantas Comedy Channel) Love Weights (SBS), On The Level (PFTC), Sun Kisses (PFTC) and Mobile Love (PFTC).
TVCs: Elise has featured in over 30 TV commercials including: RACQ, Napisan, Australian Newspapers, Westpac, Suncorp, QTMB, Broncos and Terry White Chemists.
Directing: Elise made her directorial debut at Short+Sweet, directing Shooting Hoops by Julia Rose Lewis, for which she was awarded Best Director.