Contemporary Dance Performance and Choreography
Artist with The Farm - Under the artistic direction of Gavin Webber and Grayson Millwood
Performer on Hold Me Closer Tony Danza - The Farm (Gavin Webber), Keir Choreographic Award
Choreographic Collaborator on Fertile Ground - Expressions Dance Company and Ausdance QLD Four Walls Residency with Ashleigh Musk
Choreographic Collaborator on Nothing to Something - STRUT Dance WA and Mandurah Performing Arts Centre SEED Residency with Yilin Kong
Creative Collaborator on Brumbies - Episodic Dance Film with Jack Ziesing and Robert Crispe
Choreographic Collaborator on Place2Play - Sunshine Coast Council with Ashleigh Musk
AWESOME - A state of Wonder and Fear: Liesel Zink
La Boite Theatre and Mad Dance House residency, Brisbane, QLD
We and the Uncertain: Liesel Zink
Rehearsal Director, Co-creator, Zelyonka Festival, Kiev, Ukraine
Throttle: The Farm (Gavin Webber, Grayson Millwood)
Performer/Collaborator, Bleach Festival, Gold Coast QLD
INTER: Liesel Zink
Performer/Collaborator, Flowstate - South Bank Corporation, Brisbane QLD
The Ninth Wave: The Farm (Gavin Webber and Grayson Millwood)
Performer/Collaborator, Bleach Festival and Festival 18, Gold Coast QLD
Detective Kazuo: Cass Mortimer-Eipper
Performer/Collaborator, Dance Film, Sydney NSW
In alphabetical order: Amalia Pica
Performer/Collaborator, Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane QLD
Turbine: Collusion Music and Dance (Gareth Belling)
Performer/Collaborator, COCA- Cairns, Melt Festival Brisbane, Shanghai Dance Festival
Setting the Score: Vanessa Mafe-Keane
Dancer, PhD research project (QUT), Brisbane QLD
Balloons and Granite: Liesel Zink
Performer/Collaborator, Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM), Supercell Dance Festival, Brisbane QLD
King Roger: Opera Australia
Dancer/performer, Arts Centre, Melbourne VIC
One Land, Many Places: The Farm (Gavin Webber, Grayson Millwood, Kate Harman, Sarah Jane-Howard)
Dancer, conceptual development for 2018 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
Reef Up: Liz Lea
Performer/Collaborator, Queensland Music Festival regional touring program
Desirelines: Collusion Music and Dance (Gareth Belling)
Performer/Collaborator, Brisbane Festival, Hawthorn Arts Center VIC
Nomination - Australian Dance Award: Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance
Deca Dance: Ohad Naharin
Dancer/performer, STRUT Dance, State Theatre Centre WA
The GIF of Dance: Matt Cornell
Dancer, Dirty Feet Residency, Sydney NSW
The Stance: Liesel Zink
Dancer, Metro Arts, Arts QLD, Dance Massive Open Studios
Australian Dance Award winner: Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance
WOLF: Prying Eye Productions (Lizzie and Zaimon Vilmanis)
Dancer, Judith Wright Centre of Performing Arts, Dance Massive Open Studios
COWBOY: Solo, Contemporary Dance-Theatre
Supported by The Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
- Development: The Angry Mime (Brisbane), South Bank Corporation's Flowstate (Brisbane), The Farm residency (Gold Coast)
- Performances: Dance Massive Site Responsive Showcase (Melbourne), TanzZiet (Berlin, Germany), AGITART Festival (Figures, Spain)
Brumbies: Dance Film
Collaboration between Jack Ziesing, Robert Crispe and Michael Smith
Nothing to Something: Contemporary Dance
International collaboration between Guy Shomroni, Yaniv Abraham, Yilin Kong and Michael Smith.
- First stage development: Israel, Kibbutz Gaaton.
- Second stage development: SEED residency, STRUT Dance - National Choreographic Centre, WA.
Planets: New Media, Interactive performance art
Collaboration between Andy Bates (Interactive Visual Artists) and Michael Smith.
- Development: QUT and Ars Electronica's Future Lab Academy.
- Performances/exhibitions: Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, Austria), Japanese New Media Arts Festival (Jury Selection Award), Sunshine Coast New Media Arts Prize (Finalist), South Bank Corporation's 'Flowstate', Jungle Love Music Festival (Brisbane, QLD), QUT's Robotronica (Brisbane, QLD).
Whelmed: Contemporary Dance
Collaboration between Olympia Kotopolous and Michael Smith.
- Developed through Phluxus2's IndepenDANCE.
BODY, SPACE, TECHNOLOGY journal- Vol 14
"Perceiving the Interactive Body in Dance: kinesthetic empathy through art objects".
Authors Michael Smith and Dr Jenny Roche
Artistic and Professional Development
Lord Mayors Fellowship for Young and Emerging Artists - Brisbane City Council
ArtStart Recipient - Australia Council for The Arts
Training and Qualifications
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)- Honours First Class 2014
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance)- Distinction 2011-13