Ms. Smith grew up on stage at the Carolina Civic Center in Lumberton, North Carolina under the direction of Kenneth Smith and Christine Weidinger. She received her Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Theatre Arts from Campbell University in 2003 where she participated in the distinguished Paul Green Society.
After Campbell, Ms. Smith served Robeson County's at-risk youth as project coordinator for Project STIR via University of North Carolina's Center for Development and Learning. In 2005, Ms. Smith represented North Carolina's youth at The National Conference hosted by the Federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities. Ms. Smith volunteered with AmeriCorps as to further mentor young adults at Lumberton High School and Purnell Swett High School until September 2006.
Ms. Smith has taught five full years at Goldsboro High School where her students won "Excellence in Physical Comedy" and "Excellence in Choregraphy" at The North Carolina Theatre Conference's Eastern Regional High School Play Festival. She is in her second year of teaching at CBA and loving every minute of it. Aside from teaching theatre, Ms. Smith is a virtual teaching assistant for North Carolina Virtual Public Schools in Visual Arts. She moonlights in the Triangle as a technician via United States Institute of Theatre Technology and North Carolina Theatre Conference. Ms. Smith also loves to travel and frequently visits her friends in New York to take in a show or two.