Natalie Smith is a proud Gubbi Gubbi Kabi Kabi and Butchulla Badjala woman. She was born and raised on Turrbul and Jagera country where she continues to work today.
Having pursued multiple careers avenues, Natalie has settled with the QPAC First Nations’ team working on QPAC’s Clancestry – A Celebration of Country, after graduating from the Queensland University of Technology with a dual degree in Creative Industries and Management with a focus on producing live events. She has worked on multiple World Science Festivals and has also crossed over into corporate award ceremonies, live conversations, and professional sport game days.
She previously pursued a career in the performing arts which lead to showcasing in Los Angeles with the International Presentation of Performers. From here she began her studies in creative industries and entertainment slowly building her portfolio within the arts. She believes that memorable experiences can create everlasting effects and hopes to provide the opportunity for audiences to escape the reality of everyday life and enter a space of enjoyment and utter peace.
We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors of this land, their spirits and their legacy. The foundations laid by these ancestors – our First Nations Peoples – gives strength, inspiration and courage to current and future generations, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, towards creating a better Queensland.