Dorothea trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Theatre credits include: The Lottery of Love (The Orange Tree), The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare's Globe/World Tour), The Philanderer (The Orange Tree), Pericles (Shakespeare's Globe), Richard III (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Uncle Vanya (West Yorkshire Playhouse), This Was A Man (Finborough Theatre), Two Gentlemen of Verona, Richard III, The Misanthrope, As You Like It, Arcadia, Comedy of Errors, King Lear The Cherry Orchard (all for Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory). Other Theatre includes The Spire (Salisbury Playhouse), The Fitzrovia Radio Hour (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Festival & Tour), Present Laughter (No.1 Tour), Transparency (Ransom Theatre), Freshwater (Charleston Festival – Jonathan Munby), Hay Fever (Manchester Royal Exchange), She Stoops to Conquer (Birmingham Rep & Tour – Jonathan Munby), Restoration (Headlong), Mendelssohn in Scotland (City of London Sinfonia) and The Tamer Tamed (The Globe, William Poel Festival).
Television credits include: Holby City (BBC), Jude the Obscure, Dead Man Talking (BBC), Plastic People (Green Dot)
Feature Film credits include: The Honourable Rebel – as lead Elizabeth Montagu (MF Productions), The Payback (Future Films)
Dorothea can be heard as the voice of Inga in the video game Fable Legends.