Gretel brings a wealth of dance experience and passion. She has a Bachelor of communication in Theatre/Media, Masters in Social Work and a certificate in Theatre and Dance from Sekolalah Tinggi Seni (university) Padang Pajang, Indonesia, where she won a scholarship to study dance and drama for twelve months. Gretel has toured and performed in Australia and overseas and has worked for numerous youth drama companies and dance theatres, including Canberra Youth Theatre, Canberra Dance Theatre, Corrugated Iron Youth Arts, Darwin, PACT Youth Theatre in Sydney and NIDA holiday programs in Cairns.
She has taught many different cultural and community groups including asylum seekers on Christmas Island, the Multi-Cultural Council for Refugees in Darwin, children and teenagers with Down Syndrome in Canberra, adults with stroke and acute brain injury, adults with complex needs through ARC Disability Services and in Regis Aged Care Facility, Cairns, Queensland. Gretel is currently one of the teachers for the Wellbeing dance programs at Belconnen Arts Centre in Canberra