Tanya has been an actor and filmmaker for over twenty years. She graduated from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a Bachelor of Arts in Film & TV Production, and then taught at the university for several years. She continues to work behind the scenes in various international television productions. Tanya is also involved with the Aboriginal community, children and youth of Cherbourg, producing multiple award-winning short films. Her work here earned her the ATOM Teacher’s Award in 2008. As an actor, Tanya has performed various roles in theatre, television, independent films and TVCs, and is also a tutor for the NIDA Open Program, specialising in screen acting.