Born in Brisbane, Queensland, she started ballet and jazz dance at the age of three. After entering the Queensland Ballet, she stayed there for three years, being the youngest student ever to have been there.
She left that company to enter SYTYCD to go after other styles. There, she beat favourite Charlie Bartley, Dubbo, to become the first female dancer to win So You Think You Can Dance Australia. She beat Amy Campbell and Timomatic. After So You Think You Can Dance Talia toured in the Australian production of Fame the musical alongside her past competitors Timomatic and Amy Campbell.