Hello! My name is Jessica Smith and I am a Young Associate. I'm 17, and I come from Inverclyde in the West of Scotland. I am taking part in this role because I would like to have experience in all aspects of the arts, including the selection process and planning behind it. I would also like to work on my organisation and problem-solving skills, and expand on my knowledge of the logistics of presenting theatre.
My main involvement in performing is through my drama company, the Beacon Young Company. As part of this company, I participated in the NTS Exchange in 2016 with our show Hector Moray, and the Chrysalis Festival of 2016 and 2017 with our show How To Save the World...ish. I am also part of the Junior Conservatoire Young Company at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. As well as drama, I attend weekly dancing lessons at the Elite Academy of Dance, where I learn ballet and pointe.