Since graduating with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Theatre in 1999 from UTAS, Theresa has become a well-known theatre practitioner in the state. Theresa has worked with Tasdance, Centr Stage and the School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA) as Production Manager. Theresa has worked for Festivale, Tasmanian Regional Arts, Theatre North, Chimera Productions and other local companies in such roles as technical theatre lecturer, lighting designer and technician, drama teacher and actor. Theresa has also lectured in Technical Theatre to Centre for Performing Arts students at the University of Tasmania.
Her lighting design credits include The Importance of Being Earnest for Three River Theatre (2003), Yelling the Edge, an evening of drama, dance, music and circus devised for youth in Tasmania's Northern Suburbs (2002) and X-Tinct for Tasdance's 2002 education program. Theresa performed in the 2002 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in He Died with a Felafel in his Hand. Theresa has also designed for The Vagina Monologues for Women's Health Information Services (2002), Stomping Ground, a New South Wales dance festival (2002) and on lighting designs for Centr Stage and the School of Visual and Performing Arts, University Of Tasmania.
For Tasdance, Theresa has been involved in the Victorian tour of Treasured Island as Production and Stage Manager, where she re-lit Mark Howlett's original lighting design, Ripple Effect (2001), X-Tinct (2001), Treasured Island as part of Ten Days on the Island (2001), Generations (2001) and HYPER_Mobile (2000).