Headshot of Bailey Smith

Bailey is currently attending Hofstra University in pursuit of her BA in Theatre Performance with a minor in English and an emphasis on Shakespeare.

Her time at Greasepaint Youtheatre began when she was ten years old in The Jungle Book as a Monkey. From there she grew with the guidance and inspiration of the directors, musical directors, and staff at Greasepaint to play such roles as the Witch in Into the Woods, Mrs. Fleming in Heathers: The Musical, and her personal favorite - Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing.

Through her work at Greasepaint, she found herself incredibly prepared to enter the field and the college setting. The expectations at Greasepaint held young actors to a higher standard and required them to maintain professionalism at all times. She gained skills by the hands-on experiences she had available to her through Greasepaint, such as acting as an assistant stage manager, running sound and lights and even getting the opportunity to direct Twelfth Night in her senior year through the Bare Bones Acting Company.

Greasepaint will always be home to Bailey. It inspired her passion for theatre and gave her the motivation and skills she needed pursue her dreams. She will always be grateful to everyone who gave their time and talent to inspire her and her peers.