Hello! 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!
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have a brother, Nicholas, who's in tenth grade, and two amazing parents. In addition to our guinea pigs, named Willow and Fluffy, last September, we introduced a puppy to the family. His name is Finley, and I love training and playing with him.
Outside of school, I like to dance, perform, sing, and travel. I've been on a competitive dance team at Greendale Dance Academy for ten years and I practice for five to six days each week. This year, I'm taking classes in ballet, jazz, tap, acrobatics, lyrical, and contemporary. I have experience with other styles in the past, as well. I love to use my passion for dance to serve as as an assistant teacher for recreational classes of younger dancers.
This is a picture of me and my duo partner, Sarah, dancing together onstage at a competition.
I've also been fortunate to enjoy performance opportunities at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. During the fall, one of my favorite activities is dancing in The Nutcracker. I've portrayed various roles over nine years, including dancing en pointe and singing in the choir. This year, I'm the Soldier Doll and a dancer in the Snow and Flower Corps de Ballet. It's a significant commitment in rehearsal time, but it's definitely worth it when you feel the rush of excitement of being in front of an audience.
During the summer, I've participated in The Hanover Theatre's Youth Summer Program, 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've 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 in the summer of 2019.
Besides the performing arts, I love to travel around the world, experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. Some of the places to which I've traveled 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.