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Beau Dean Riley Smith

Dance Artist

  • Dubbo

Beau is an Aboriginal man from the Wiradjuri Nation of Central NSW. He joined Bangarra in 2013, performing nationally and internationally with the company. His career highlights include performing Black from Ochres for the first time in Vietnam, and performing the Wiradjuri solo from ID on the Kinship regional tour on Country in Dubbo.

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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 of 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 of Central NSW.

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), Black from Ochres for the first time in Vietnam, and performing the Wiradjuri solo from ID on the Kinship regional tour on Country in Dubbo.

Miyagan, part of the 2016 triple bill OUR land people stories, was his first choreographic work for Bangarra – a work that Bangarra returned to Country as part of the 2018 regional tour.

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Awards

  • 2018
    Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance
  • 2018
    Helpmann Award for Best Male Dancer
  • 2018
    Nominated - Green Room Award for Best Male Performer, Bennelong
  • 2018
    Nominated – Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer, Bennelong