Born on the Gold Coast, Australia, Aaron Smyth trained with Prudence Bowen Atelier, Joy Ransley and Dianne Talbot. He attended the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre on full scholarship under the direction of Franco De Vita. Mr. Smyth was then promoted to ABT II under the direction of Wes Chapman. With ABT II he performed Grand Pas Classique and Stars and Stripes Pas De Deux, as well as many new choreographic works. He danced demonstrations at the Guggenheim Museum and also performed in leading roles in Jessica Lang’s La Belle Danse, Vivace Mottifs and Oblivion. He was also featured in the Armani Ad campaign for W Magazine with fellow JKO dancers.
Mr. Smyth was an Artist with the Royal Ballet in 2012 where he performed in various full-length and contemporary ballets, as well as participating in collaboration with the National Gallery & the Royal Ballet where he created a soloist role in Christopher Wheeldon’s Titian: Metamorphosis.
In 2013 he joined America's Premier Dance company The Joffrey Ballet, where he danced soloist and principals roles which include: Warrior in Yuri Possokhov's "Raku", Mercurio in Krzysztof Pastor's "Romeo and Juliet", the original "Rite of Spring" by Vaslav Nijinsky, Fire God (Bronze Idol) in Stanton Welch's "La Bayadere", Son of Chamber Symphony by Stanton Welch, Red Boy in Jerome Robbins "Interplay" , Tap Guy & Quartet in Alexander Ekman's "Episode 31", Dussar 1 in Antony Tudor's "Lilac Garden", Red Couple in Stanton Welch's "Maniniyas", Alexander Ekman's "Tulle" James Kudelka's "The man in Black", 2nd soloist in Justin Peck's "Increases", 2nd principal couple in Val Caniperilo's "Incantations".
His guest appearances began in 2009 where he performed at the Metropolitan Opera House in American Ballet Theater’s Spring Gala introduced by the First Lady Michelle Obama. That same year, he was invited to perform at the Royal Academy of Dancing Gala in Tokyo, Japan. In 2010, he performed at the Medalists Encore Gala in Jackson Mississippi and he performed at The Stars of the 21st Century Gala in Panama and at the Sydney Opera House for the McDonald's Australia Ballet Scholarship finals in 2011. In 2012, he performed at The International Olympic Committee Gala at the Royal Opera House in honoree of the London Olympic Games and in 2013, he performed in the Beijing International Ballet Awards Gala in China and the Seoul International Dance Gala in Korea. For the past three years he has been a guest artist at The International Ballet Gala in South Africa.
Mr. Smyth has also appeared on Australian morning TV show Sunrise and the Kerrie-Anne Kennerley Show. He also performs as a principal guest artist with State Street Ballet and Jo Burg Ballet and many prominent dance companies around the world. Mr Smyth is thrilled to be launching The Smyth Collective to the world and hopes to nourish every area of your life through wellness and dancing.
Location: Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6' (182cm)
Playing Age: 16 - 35 years
Appearance: African-American, Black-African, Black-Caribbean
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Hair Length: Short
Voice Character: Earthy
Voice Quality: Strong