Lily graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) with a Bachelor of Dance in 2006. The same year she was awarded second place in the Australian Choreographic Competition for her choreography and performance of She be HeBeGeeBee in collaboration with Amber Haines. The pair also created and performed In Away for Lucy Guerin Inc's Pieces for Small Spaces (2007) and Slug Love Goonion as part of Pure Pleasure for the Next Wave Festival (2008). Lily choreographed Wade Rising for With the Lot curated by Kyle Kremerskothen and Lucy Guerin (2009) and The happy Pony club come in for Private Dancers (2010). She has also worked with Melbourne choreographers and companies including Frances D'ath, Antony Hamilton, Natalie Cursio, X machine, Rogue, Phantom Limbs, Finucane and Smith, The Black Lung Theatre Company, and Shelley Lasica.