Maxine studied at the Conservatorium of Music at University of Melbourne (BMus), Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University (GradDipMus in Opera Performance), and at the National Opera Studio in London. In 2009, she was the recipient of the Opera Foundation Australia Vienna State Opera Award. Operatic performances include Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Magda in La rondine (both with Melbourne City Opera), Musetta in La bohème and Micaela in Carmen (both for Melbourne Opera). In 2010-11, Maxine was a member of Victorian Opera’s Developing Artists Program, and during that time, she performed the roles of Mrs Grose in The Turn of the Screw, Second Lady in The Magic Flute, and Lady Billows in Albert Herring for the company. Max has been involved in music theatre for over 25 years in various capacities, doing everything from props and choreography to lighting and ushering. Some of her favourite performances include The Witch in Into The Woods (ACUPA), Mrs Phagan in Parade (Waterdale) and Rona in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (BLOC). She won a Victorian Music Theatre Guild Award for Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd with BLOC in 2003.