Ms. Smith grew up on the stage at 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 and continued her vocal studies with John Honeycutt.
After Campbell, Ms. Smith served Robeson County's at-risk youth as Project Coordinator for ProjectSTIR via University of North Carolina's Center for Development and Learning. North Carolina chose Ms. Smith as its Youth representative in 2005 for the National Association of Councils 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.
Prior to teaching at CBA, Ms. Smith taught at Goldsboro High School where her students won “Excellence in Physical Comedy” and “Excellence in Choreography” at North Carolina Theatre Conference’s Eastern Regional High School Play Festival. Ms. Smith was an apprentice to Ms. Denise Bloomer during the Carolina Civic Center's Children's Workshop also known as Summerstage for several years where she taught crafts and acting to children ages five through twelve. When Ms. Smith wasn't at the theatre, she was in art classes, reading, or writing scripts for her youth group.
Aside from teaching theatre, Ms. Smith has recently taught visual arts for North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. At the moment, she moonlights in the Triangle thanks to United States Institute for Theatre Technology.