Elise is most well known for originating the role of Miss Honey in the Australian production of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda for which she won the 2016 Helpmann Award, the 2015 Sydney Theatre Award and was nominated for the 2016 Green Room Award. Previously she featured in the Channel Seven miniseries Peter Allen – Not The Boy Next Door, playing Peter’s sister Lynne Woolnough.
A graduate of NIDA, Elise’s theatrical credits include: Cathy in The Last Five Years(Ensemble Theatre), Ado Annie in Oklahoma and Meg Brockie in Brigadoon (The Production Company), Lucille Ball in the critically acclaimed one woman show Everybody Loves Lucy (Luckiest Productions) for which she was nominated in the 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards. Ali in the 10th Anniversary Australian Tour of MAMMA MIA! (Littlestar); Janet McGregor in the Australian tour of South Pacific (Opera Australia/GFO); The World Premier production of Doctor Zhivago (GFO); Fruma Sarah in the Australian Tour of Fiddler on the Roof (TML); Cordelia in Falsettos (Darlinghurst Theatre Company); Florinda in Into The Woods (Victorian Arts Opera); Little Women (Kookaburra); My Fair Lady (Opera Australia); In concert with Stephen Schwartz in Stephen Schwartz (Enda Markey Presents) as well as the national tour of Beyond The Barricade for Lunchbox Theatricals UK.
In 2017 Elise’s debut album Dahlesque was released nationally under ABC/ Universal Music. Dahlesque has been performed in concert with the Adelaide Cabaret Festival (2017), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (2018) and the Auckland Philarmonia (2019).
Elise is appearing as Mary Flynn in a strictly limited season of the Stephen Sondheim classic Merrily We Roll Along at the Hayes Theatre Sydney throughout April and May 2020.