She toured Australia as a singer with Pardon Me Boys, a 40s style band and appeared with The Madrigirls at the Sydney Opera House.
Did You Know?
"I remember when we filmed a lot of the dance sequences, particularly the big final one; that was my first day on set, my first film, and my first time dancing with a professional dancer, Paul Mercurio. So I was absolutely terrified and in many of the sequences all I can remember seeing is Paul's face" (Interview at "Strictly Ballroom" - DVD)
For "Strictly Ballroom" she got only 6 weeks intensive training (Latin + Ballroom)