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My name is Talia Smith, and I am a student at the Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, or Mass Academy. Please explore to learn more about me. Thank you for visiting!

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About Me

Finley Sitting Finley, my Puppy, Outside

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have a brother, Nicholas, who is in ninth grade, and two amazing parents. In addition to our two guinea pigs, named Willow and Fluffy, in September, we also introduced a puppy to the family. His name is Finley, and I love training and playing with him.

Partner Lift with Duo Partner
Performing Onstage with Duo Partner Greendale Dance Academy Website

Outside of school, I like to dance, perform, sing, and travel. I have been on a competitive dance team at Greendale Dance Academy for nine years and I practice for many hours each week. This year, I am taking classes in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and contemporary, although I experienced other styles in the past. I love to use my passion for dance to serve as as an assistant teacher for recreational classes of younger dancers, as well.

This is a picture of me and my duo partner, Sarah, dancing together onstage at a competition.

Leg Extension with Partner The Hanover Theatre Conservatory Website

I have also enjoyed many performance opportunities at The Hanover Theatre. During the fall, one of my favorite activities is dancing in The Nutcracker. I portrayed various roles over eight years, including dancing en pointe and singing in the choir. It is a significant commitment in rehearsal time, but it is definitely worth it when you feel the rush of excitement of being in front of the audience.

During the summer, I participated in The Hanover Theatre's Youth Summer Program, which is a musical theater intensive in which we put together a full-length musical. We take classes in singing, dancing, and acting at The Hanover Theatre Conservatory for the Performing Arts. I have been involved in Beauty and the Beast, The Music Man, and Spamalot.

This is a picture of me playing Zaneeta Shinn in The Music Man last summer.

View from Balcony of Street in Cuba

Besides the performing arts, I love to travel around the world, experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. Some of the places that I have traveled to internationally are Australia, Paraguay, Costa Rica, and Cuba. This is an image of Cuba that I took from the balcony of El Gran Teatro (Great Theater) in La Habana (Havana), the capital.

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