Marianne le Roux was born and bred in Bloemfontein. After matriculation, she studied at UFS and completed her B.Sc Honours in Textiles. She started lecturing at then Technicon Free State in 1990 where she completed her Masters in Consumer Sciences (2003) and Masters in Higher Education (2008).
She is currently teaching Textiles and 2D & 3D Design at CUT. Marianne is interested in developing alternative surfaces using sustainable practices for use in printmaking, embroidery, fashion and other textile related practices.