Debora holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Performing Arts which she obtained from Adelaide University. She relocated to Sydney in 2001 in pursuit of a musical theatre career with her first professional engagement being Mel Brooks’ musical "The Producers” - understudying the role of Swedish secretary, Ulla. Further credits include “Titanic – a new musical”, “Respect the Musical”, Guy Noble’s “Karaoke The Musical”, Calendar Girls for GFO, Stalker Theatre’s worldwide debut of “Shanghai Lady Killer” and Squabbalogic’s “Sondheim On Sondheim” in 2014 which earned her a Glug nomination for best supporting actress. 

    Debora’s most notable credits include playing the role of ‘Sheila’ in the 2012 Helpmann Award winning Musical – “A Chorus Line” where she was nominated for numerous awards including a Helpmann for Best Supporting Actress, Sydney Theatre critics award and GLUGS as well as winning ‘Theatre People’s’ most popular actress in a musical. 

    In 2015, Debora toured the country in Hayes Theatre's inaugural production of “SWEET CHARITY” which went on to play at the Opera House and earned her another Helpmann nomination for her portrayal of dual roles Nickie and Ursula as well as a Glug and Greenroom nomination and winner of the Sydney Theatre Critics Award for best supporting actress. 

    Debora’s corporate performances have seen her travel internationally performing for high profile events such as Qantas Global Achievers, Carols By Candlelight, the AAPT Tennis finals, Papua New Guinea’s Susa Mama’s charity, Darwin’s Arafura Games, The AFL North Melbourne Breakfast, the opening of the Paralympic games as well as performing the televised national anthem for the Le Mans International car race, NRL Sydney and most recently the national anthem for the Ashes Test Cricket Series - televised worldwide. 

    In 2014, Debora was invited to record a new version of the AFL Adelaide Crows club song that she performed live at their first home game at the opening of the new Adelaide oval. She was also honoured to perform with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as lead vocalist for their “Music of James Bond” concert series and Christmas Proms series. 

    Debora’s live television appearances include host of Channel Ten’s “The Music Shop”, ‘Good Morning Australia’ with Bert Newton, ‘Sunrise’, ‘The Today Show’ and as a product presenter on ‘Mornings’. She has also appeared in various television commercials including campaigns for New Idea, Movieland, Mitsubishi, Home Hardware as the comic ‘know-how’ girl “Helga” and most recently for Audible Books. An accomplished voice over artist, Debora began her career at Triple M Adelaide and can now be heard as the voice of Star Casino, Sydney as well as numerous corporate and radio ads. Debora voiced the film NAPOLEON and lent her talents to KINDERGYM Australia – providing vocal characterizations of Australian wildlife under her own self branded company “Debonair Promotions”. 

    Mid 2015, Debora scored the role of ERMA in Opera Australia/John Frost's production of the Cole Porter Musical ANYTHING GOES starring alongside Caroline O'Connor and Todd McKenney, winning the GLUG award for best supporting actress. Following that she starred as one of Australia's leading musical theatre ladies in The Production Company's "Jerry's Girls".  In 2016, Debora was invited to perform at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival with her self penned tribute to screwball comedy greats in LAUGH BE A LADY - playing to full houses and gaining rave reviews. 

    Debora then went on to complete a national tour of David M Hawkin's production of "CABARET" playing the role of Fraulein Kost and then went on to working alongside The Follies Company for their 2018/19 adaptation of Australian musical "Lola Montez" playing the title role. 

    2019, saw Debora return to the stage yet again playing the iconic historical crime queen Kate Leigh in “Razorhurst” a new Australian musical, followed by a season in “Mamma Mia’ playing the role of Tanya for Packemin Productions. In the year ahead, Debora will be starring in “Stepping Out” in Melbourne before taking to the Sydney stages once again in Riverside Theatre’s “We Will Rock You”, playing Killer Queen. Debora is also a stand up comic and is one half of that infamous comedy cabaret duet – “The Carpenters From Kempsey” with Darren Mapes.

    Debora is also a published author and a Mum to twins!