Born and raised in Dubbo, NSW, Shanae has performed with a number of theatre groups around Dubbo and the Central West (including Wesley House Players and the Dubbo Theatre Company) as well as in short film projects around the region. During her final year of schooling Shanae was cast as ‘Sharpay’ in the St Johns College version of ‘High School Musical’.
Upon graduating from high school in 2016, she joined the Black Box Creatives, taking the lead role in its first major production Living with Lady MacBeth and began learning the craft of directing under Camilla Ward. Her first stage directorial debut was Aesop’s Fables in 2019 which was a standout success and was followed by co-directing and acting in the BBC’s production of Girls Like That. Shanae is currently completing her Bachelor of Psychological Science at Swinburne University along with obtaining a Diploma in Graphic Design at Billy Blue School of Design.
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The role of Michelle was originally written for a male but the producer and director were so impressed by Shanae’s audition that Mitchell soon became Michelle.