She is known for her high arm swing when hitting and her ability to hit over the top of most blocks. Born in São Paulo Paulo, Steinbrecher, who is of Russian and German descent, started playing volleyball when she was 14 years old. After playing for Rolândia/Faccar and Grêmio Londrinense, she professionalized while playing for Osasco.
In 2006, she left Osasco and joined Italian club Scavolini Pesaro.
In 2008, she returned to Brazil to play for São Caetano/Blausiegel in the Copa Brasil. In 2010 she signed a contract with the Brazilian club Unilever Volley.
In the 2008 FIVB World Grand Prix, she was awarded the competition"s Most Valuable Player (Most Valuable Player). Steinbrecher participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics, in which her country finished in the fourth place, after being defeated by Cuba in the bronze medal match.