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Beau Dean Riley Smith

Dance Artist

  • Nowra, Dubbo

Beau is an Aboriginal man from the Wiradjuri Nation in Central New South Wales. He joined Bangarra in 2013, performing nationally and internationally with the company and making his choreographic debut for the company in 2016 with Miyagan.

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Heritage

Beau was born in Dubbo and grew up on the South Coast of New South Wales in Culburra Beach on Yuin Country. He is a proud Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi man from the Wiradjuri Nation in Central New South Wales.

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Bio

Beau was born in Dubbo and grew up on the South Coast of New South Wales in Culburra Beach on Yuin country. He is an Aboriginal man from the Wiradjuri Nation in Central New South Wales.

Beau studied Theatre at WAAPA and later joined NAISDA Dance College and graduated with a Diploma of Dance; he joined Bangarra in 2013. His career highlights include performing the title role in Bangarra’s Bennelong (2017), performing Black from Ochres in Vietnam, and performing the 'Wiradjuri' solo from ID on Country in Dubbo.

Miyagan, part of the 2016 triple bill OUR land people stories, was his first choreographic work for Bangarra.

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Awards

  • 2018
    Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer 'Bennelong' - Australian Dance Awards
  • 2018
    Best Male Dancer in a Ballet, Dance, or Physical Theatre Production 'Bennelong' - Helpmann Awards