Sally Alrich-Smythe graduated in 2016 from the Diploma of Musical Theatre at The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). The diploma course provided intensive training for acting, singing and dancing, amongst other particular skills. At NIDA, Sally’s full-time teachers included Philip Quast, Tyran Parke, John O’Connell and Anne-Maree Macdonald. The training emphasised a process of bringing ‘filmic acting’onto the stage, and creating truthful connections with given texts and fellow actors.
Since graduating, Sally has played a lead part in Chamber Pot Opera, an original, all-female production that has toured to Adelaide for the Fringe Festival in February 2017, and will tour to Edinburgh in August 2017.
Sally has been mentored and taught by a range of singing tutors, honing her voice in classical singing and musical theatre. Sally has been able to pass on some of what she has learnt throughout her career to HSC Music students, whom she tutors in preparation for their practical and theory examinations.
While performance is her strong suit, Sally is a trained musician, having studied Music 2 and Music Extension at High School. She was the recipient of the 2014 Joan Sutherland Scholarship, and has performed extensively with the Sydney Philharmonic Choirs.
Sally’s Bachelor of Communications and Media from UTS has provided her with a high level of proficiency in writing, networking and people skills. A qualified theatre reviewer, Sally is passionate about the arts. She considers herself a full time artist, frequently acting in the Sydney Independent Theatre Scene.