Refilwe studied drama for three years at MMABANA TAUNG CULTURAL CENTER mentored by TLOTLEGO THWANE after which she joined the South African State Theatre, World of Dream.
Her first professional performance took place in 2009, in a musical called “Location 1973” written and directed Martin Koboek.ae.
During 2010 Refilwe worked with the SA State Theatre and performed in shows written and directed by Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom, the first a play was called “Foreplay” where Refilwe played the lead role as prostitute called Leocardia.
Her second show was called “Cards” where she also played the lead called Eva and her third show she starred in was called “Welcome to Rocksburg”.
In 2011 Refilwe joined the cast of Drum Struck as a singer, dancer and actor.
In 2012 Refilwe played a part in the musical called “Makhulu” written and directed by Portia Mashigo.