Lizzie Smith / Equity name – Lizzie Leigh
Lizzie began her training at the age of 10 at the Arts Educational School in Tring. She then moved on to the Ballet Rambert School and finally Laine Theatre Arts, where she gained a distinction for the ISTD’s classical teaching qualification in Cecchetti Ballet under the close scrutiny of Royal Ballet’s Richard Glastone. She went on to have a successful and diverse career in dance and musical theatre. Her theatre credits include company work with Shanti Rauchpaul, Carl Campbell – Dance co. 7 and Souls in Motion 3.
Musical theatre credits include Anthony Van Laast’s first national tour of ‘Chess’, ‘Dance’ with Wayne Sleep and Ryan Francois, ‘Robinson Crusoe’ with David Essex, Frank Dunlop’s ‘Camelot’ at the Covent Garden Festival with Paul Nicholas and Jason Donovan, ‘Shehallion’ at the SECC in Glasgow. She played young Cathy in Sir Cliff Richard’s ‘Heathcliff’, danced in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s televised 50th birthday celebrations at the Albert Hall. She was in the original West End cast of Broadway’s ‘Fosse’ and ‘Kiss me Kate’.
Lizzie has also assisted choreographer Stuart Hopps on Kenneth Brannagh’s musical film ‘Loves Labours Lost’ and the Kings Consort’s danced production of ‘The Fairy Queen’ in which she also played Hermia. She moved to Bath in 2003. Since then she has continued her teaching qualifications both in Fitness and Pilates where she has completed four years of study with Suzanne Scott, one of the founder members of the Pilates Foundation in both matwork and equipment Pilates. Her fascination with the complexities of human movement has led her to further anatomy study both in London and at Bristol University and she is yet to complete a training in massage.