Russell Smith

Program Manager – Children and Young People

Russ is a proud decedent of the Ngarrindjeri people and a graduate of the acting course at NIDA. With over a decade’s professional experience, Russ has worked in all mediums of performance. On television he has been seen on Home and Away, Comedy Inc., The Strip and Redfern Now. He has worked extensively in theatre with Griffin theatre company, Sydney Theatre Company, Stalker theatre company, Queensland Theatre Company, Belvoir Street, The Sydney Opera House and many more. Russ was last seen on stage in Bell Shakespeare’s Tartuffe. Russ also holds a Masters in teaching Drama from the University of Western Sydney and has taught acting and drama for the last 14 years to children and adults. Russ joined NIDA in 2016 as the Course Manager for Children and Young People.

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