Was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, and moved to Nelspruit, Mpumalanga where she attended primary and high school. She appeared in amateur productions such as Oliver, Grease and The Sound of Music, before moving to Cape Town to study drama at the University of Cape Town. In 1999, she began attending the Waterfront Theatre School, where she trained in jazz, modern and tap-dancing, majoring in Musical Theatre. In 2000, she completed Grade 8 Practical Drama and Grade 8 Musical Theatre. Cats is her first fully professional engagement.