Des-Lee started her performing years when she started doing Eistedfod at the age of 8. By the time she went to High School she developed a passion for acting on stage. Through her whole high school career she portrayed various roles in different school productions. In 2010 when she reached grade 10 she started to participate in City of Cape acting competition for high school learners and in 2011 she reached the top 60. In 2012 she reached the top 8 and was chosen out of a group 75 high school learners to be part of a production called X+Y that was performed at the 2013 Suidoosterfees and Woordfees. X+Y was directed by South African acclaimed director Marthinus Basson. Des-Lee studied Drama at Stellenbosch University, and earned her BA in Drama and Theatre Studies where she majored in Cabaret, and has ever since performed in numerous productions.