Denise stepped into the Australian musical theatre as the Seasons of Love soloist in RENT, and hasn’t looked back.
A native of Kentucky, and graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a BFA in Acting, Denise began her career in the United States regional theatre circuit, starring in the regional premiers of Snapshots: A Stephen Schwartz compendium, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Hands on a Hardbody, The Winter Wonderettes, and Sleeping Beauty. The national tour of Seussical had Denise on the road starring as Gertrude, and she crossed the Atlantic to star as Aldonza in Man of La Mancha at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival in Romania.
With three contracts onboard Disney Cruise Line and Celebrity Cruise Line, Denise had the opportunity to entertain thousands of guests singing the Disney catalog, along with Broadway style and Cirque style shows, while traveling the world.
Established now in Sydney, Denise featured as the Milan Stage Manager/Ensemble in the Australian premiere of Kinky Boots. Her Australian credits also include Dionne in Stage Art’s Victorian tour of Hair, Mary in Merrily We Roll Along at Riverside Theatre.
Recent credits include performing as Sarah in 2018’s High Fidelity the Musical at the Hayes Theatre as well as Norwegian Cruise Line’s Priscilla, Queen of the Desert as Diva/Shirley.