Desmonda is the recipient of the British Council GREAT Scholarship and recently moved from Indonesia to train at the Academy. She studied for a BSc in Communication Studies at the University of Indonesia and performed with the Jakarta Performing Arts Community and Jakarta City Philharmonic. Recent theatre credits include Maria Friedman & Friends – Legacy at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Maria Friedman & Friends Celebrate Sondheim at Crazy Coqs and a Treason the Musical workshop.