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MR TONY SMITH

Positions

Overview

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  • Tony Smith trained and worked as an actor in Brisbane, Australia. Since graduating from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Voice Studies course in 1993, Tony has studied in Canada at the Canada National Voice Intensive, a five-week residential voice and movement intensive at Simon Fraser University BC. He has also studied with Andrew Wade, Head of Voice, for The Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company, United Kingdom and Linda Wise, Co Artistic Director, Pan Theatre Company, France. In 2011 Tony qualified as a teacher of the Alexander Technique.

    He has previously lectured in Voice and Acting at The Centre of Performing Arts in Adelaide, The John Bolton Theatre School in Melbourne, Victorian University of Technology, The Ballarat Academy of Performing Arts, the Indigenous Performing Arts Program at Swinburne University of Technology, Monash University and the Melbourne Theatre Company's Summer School for young professional actors. Research interests include the integration of the Alexander Technique into voice, movement and Actor Training. In 2012 Tony initiated and led Australia’s first Alexander Technique and the Performing Arts Conference in Australia. This conference was hosted by University of Melbourne, faculty of VCA. He also has a private practice working with actors, teachers, lawyers and other professional voice users.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • AUSTAT - The Australian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. Active member 2008 - 2012
  • VASTA - Voice and Speech Teachers Association, Inc. Active member 2006 - 2012

Awards

Education and training

  • Grad Dip (Voice Studies), National Institute of Dramatic Art 1994
  • BA (Drama), Queensland University of Technology 1992
  • Dip CA (Acting), University of Southern Queensland 1989