Elizabeth Dawson-smith

Actor, Extra, Model, Dancer, Teacher/Choreographer,… more

Victoria, Australia
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Physical Details

Height:
167 cm / 5ft 6in
Hips:
86 cm / 34 in
Weight:
66 kg / 145 lbs
Dress size:
UK 8 / AUS 8 / US 4
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Eye color:
Blue
Chest:
78 cm / 31 in
Hair color:
Red
Skin color:
White
Hair length:
Long
Waist:
63 cm / 25 in
Hair type:
Straight

Credits

2013
  • Rainbow Serpent Festival : Show Creator/Performer
  • Miss Friby : Artistic Director
2012
  • 'Aphrodite's Bordello' - Melbourne Fringe : Show Creator (Green Room Award nomination 2012 ' Innovation in Cabaret)
  • Rainbow Serpent Festival : Show Creator/Performer
  • The Village : Show Creator/Performer
  • Harvest Festival : Dancer
  • Woodford Folk Festival : Performer/Show Creator
  • Aphrodite's Bordello : Writer/Director/Choreographer
  • Rapskallion : Choreographer/Dancer
2011
  • Spiegeltent : Dancer 'Rapskallion'
  • National Gallery of Victoria : Show creator/Performer
2009
  • Spiegeltent : Dancer
  • Rainbow Serpent Festival : Show Creator/Performer
2002
  • Isolation Performing Arts Studio
  • St Martins Performing Arts School : Scholarship Program

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English
  • Portuguese

Accents
  • Australian
  • Irish
  • New Zealand
  • South African
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • UK Welsh
  • USA Boston
  • USA California
  • USA Southern
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Miss Friby (2006 - CURRENT)
Numerous acting roles include, but are not exclusive to, MC, roving and audience interaction in various venues including:
- Falls Festival 2015
- Woodford Folk Festival 2014/15
- Tarantino Ball 2015
- Electro Swing Club 2015
- Splendour in the Grass (2014)
- Apollo Bay Music Festival (2014)
- Falls Festival (2013)
- Two Pound Parlour (2013)
- Byron Bay Arts Centre (2013)
- Bohemia Cabaret Club (2013)
- Rainbow Serpent After Party (2013)
- Rainbow Serpent Festival (2008-2012)
- Woodford Folk Festival (QLD) (2012)
- The Village (2012)
- National Folk Festival (2012)
- The Corner Hotel (2012)
- Red Bennies (2011)
- National Gallery of Victoria -Vienna Exhibition (2011)
- Dead House Walking (2011)
- Royal Melbourne Show, Melbourne (2010)
- High Vibes Festival, Melbourne (2009)

RAW artists Melbourne (2013-15)
Host/presenter
Research artists and devise engaging ways to discuss their work over the evening

The Village Melbourne (2013)
Host/presenter
Quirky presenter for the annual Village Variety Show featuring top artists such as Porcelain Punch, Anna Lumb and One Trick Pony.

Actor 'Kommisar Kabaret' (selected productions during 2007 - 2010)
- La Mama, Melbourne (2008-2010)
- Brunswick Mechanics Institute
- Wesley Anne

Writer/Director
- 'Two Pound Parlour' (2013/14)
- 'Miss Friby' (2013)
- 'Devil Made Me Do It Cabaret', Woodford folk Festival (2012)
- 'Table – The Musical', The Village (2012)
- 'Aphrodite's Bordello', Revolt Productions, Melbourne Fringe (2012) * see below
- 'Table – The Musical', Dead House Walking (2011)
- 'Milk', Rainbow Serpent Festival (2010)
- 'Opening Ceremony', Forro Do Tempo (Brazil) (2009)

*Nominated for a Green Room Award 2012 'Innovation in Cabaret'

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modeling

Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out


Chris Mitchel - Numerous (2014-15)
Lily Castel - Fashion Concept Shoot (2015)
Miss Friby - Promotional Photo Shoots (2011-2015)
Kill Ya Darlins - Band Merchandise (2013)
Alcherra Entertainment - Motion Capture (2008)

Music

Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Treble


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie

Influences: Nick Cave, The National, Amanda Palmer, Queen

Lead Singer 'Kill Ya Darlins' (2012- CURRENT)
- Fest Le Frog (2013)
- Bar Open (2012-13)
- B. East (2012)
- Summer of Love Party (2012)
- Revolt (2012)

Singer 'Miss Friby' (2008- CURRENT)
- Woodford Folk Festival (2012)
- National Folk Festival (2012)
- National Gallery Victoria (2011)
- Red Bennies (2011)

Singer 'Kommissar Kabaret' (2006-2010) - selected productions.
- Le Mama
- Wesley Anne
- Brunswick Mechanics Institute

TV & Reality

I was a finalist of Australia's Got Talent in 2013, this was a very good experience to learn how the reality TV experience is, and what is involved behind the scenes.

I often create films for my cabaret company, Miss Friby (www.missfriby.com) and collaborate with other artists to create work for film.

I have appeared as an extra on numerous television programs, however this was quite a while ago.

Regardless, I am very professional, organised and committed to a role, and know I can bring a great level of enthusiasm to this program.

Dancing

Dancing ability

Expert


Dance styles
  • Ballet
  • Ballroom
  • Bellydance
  • Contemporary
  • Folk
  • Jazz
  • Latin American
  • Rock & Roll
  • Salsa
  • Tango
  • Tap

Principle Dancer/Choreographer for 'Rapskallion' (2008 - CURRENT)

For the last six years I have been collaborating with award winning Cabaret Band, Rapskallion, as both the principle performer and show choreographer. This has led me to attend numerous tours at popular festivals and venues including:
- Port Fairy Folk Festival (2014)
- Illawarra Folk Festival (2014)
- Splendour in the Grass (2013)
- Steamfest (2013)
- Byron Bay Arts Centre (2013)
- Woodford Folk Festival (QLD) (2012)
- Folk Rythm and Life Festival (2012)
- Harvest Festival (QLD) (2012)
- Eclipse Festival (QLD) (2012)
- National Folk Festival (NSW) (2012)
- Splendour in the Grass (QLD) (2011)
- Bohemian Masquerade Ball (2011)
- Spiegeltent, Melbourne (2011/2008)


Principle Dancer/Choreographer/Show Creator 'Miss Friby' (2006 - CURRENT)

Being the artistic director of Miss Friby, a boutique Vaudeville company, has seen me fulfilling a vast assortment of roles as both a performer and show creator. For the last seven years, Miss Friby has been offering predominantly dance based theatre to numerous festivals, arts venues, theatres and events worldwide including:
- Woodford Folk Festival (2014)
- Electro Swing Club 'House Troupe' (2014-15)
- Tarantino Ball (2015)
- Corporate Acts/Floorshows (2013-15)
- Falls Festival (2014-15)
- Splendour in the Grass (2014)
- Two Pound Parlour (2014)
- Apollo Bay Music Festival (2014)
- Rainbow Serpent Festival (2014)
- Falls Festival (2013)
- Finalist on Australia's Got Talent (2013)
- Byron Bay Arts Centre (2013)
- Two Pound Parlour (2013)
- Bohemia Cabaret Club (2013)
- Immersed Dance Industry Gala (2013)
- Love on a Real Train (2013)
- Rainbow Serpent After Party (2013)
- Rainbow Serpent Festival (2008-2013)
- Woodford Folk Festival (QLD) (2012)
- The Village (2012)
- Immersed – Dance Industry Night (2012)
- Melbourne Fringe Festival 'Aphrodite's Bordello' (2012)
- National Folk Festival (2012)
- Squealin Sailor's Ball (2012)
- The Corner Hotel (2012)
- Red Bennies (2011)
- National Gallery of Victoria -Vienna Exhibition (2011)
- Dead House Walking (2011)
- Royal Melbourne Show, Melbourne (2010)
- La Mama, Melbourne (2008-2010)
- Alcherra Entertainment, Melbourne (2009)
- High Vibes Festival, Melbourne (2009)

International
- National Dance Week, Brazil (2008/9)
- National Theatre Week, Brazil (2008)
- Universo Paralello Festival, Brazil (2008)
- Festival Fora Do Tempo, Brazil (2006-2009)
- Exodus, New South Wales (2007)
- Brighton Rocks, United kingdom (2008)


Dance workshop facilitator/educator
- 'The Frib Factor' : The Miss Friby brand of dance for advanced dancers 2015
- Burlesque/Cabaret Dance: Rainbow Serpent Festival (2014)
- Burlesque/Cabaret Dance: Apollo Bay Music Festival (2014)
- Beginner Social Dance Instructor: Rio Ballroom (2007), Bushwa and Hooey (2009), freelance (2009 – current)
- Charleston: National Folk Festival (2012)
- Burlesque/Cabaret/Vaudeville Dance for beginners: Rainbow Serpent Festival (2010/11), Miss Friby (2010-12), Victoria University (2013), Splendour in the Grass (2010/2013)
- Tap for adults: Rainbow Serpent Festival (2011)
- Children/Teenagers Cabaret, Vaudeville, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre: Arte Danse 2008-9 (Brazil), Grupo Codificacoes 2008-9 (Brazil)

Outside Eye Client List : Zelia Rose (Miss Burlesque Australia), Aleisha Manion & Jonathon Morgan (Gasworks Circus Showdown), Nina McDowell (Miss Pole)

Film & Stage Crew

Film Education
- Completed Bachelor Creative Arts Industries 'Digital Media' (2012) – Victoria University
- Currently completing Honours in 'Dance Film' (2013) – Victoria University


Film Creation
- Editor 'Miss Friby' and 'Rapskallion' Show reels (2010-13)
- Editor 'Aphrodite's Bordello' DVD (2013)
- Editor/Writer 'VUTUBE' (2010)
- Writer 'Sex in the Digital Age' documentary (2012)
- Writer/director 'Two Breathe' (2011)

AWARDS
'Best Film' Queen Street Film Festival 2010 ('Two Breathe)


Event Producer

Presenting

Languages
  • English
  • Portuguese

Accents
  • Australian
  • Irish
  • New Zealand
  • South African
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • UK Welsh
  • USA Boston
  • USA California
  • USA Southern
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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