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  • ID: MVW416459
  • Full Name : Avril Smyth
  • Playing Age : 25-32
  • Date of Birth : 08/04/1989
  • Actual Age : 30
  • Height : 5ft 2ins
  • Frame : Petite
  • Clothes Size : 8-10
  • Shoe Size : 4
  • Hair Colour : Blonde
  • Hair Length : Long
  • Eye Colour : Blue
  • Complexion : Medium
  • Nationality : Irish
  • Languages Spoken : English
  • Native Accent : Galway
  • Accents : Galway, Dublin Inner City, Cork, Kerry, Cockney English, American
     

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    FILM

    Title Role Company Director Year
    Killing Leo Varadkar Laura Keith Moran 2018
    Little Helps Anna 2018
    Cram Dream Girl BCFE Conor Dully 2018
    After Dark Miss Jones BFEI Short Films B.M. Maguire 2018
    Johnny Be Good Miss Jones BFEI Short Films Jesus Montemarano 2018
    Point Of View Jane Heavy Man Films Tomek Ciezki 2018
    The Pickpocket Jane IT Tallaght Student Short Film Rob Shaughnessy 2017
    An Mhallacht (Short) Consultant Station House Media Cóilín O’ Scólaí 2017
    The Secret Market (short) Waitress (MBM) Mixed Bag Media Garret Daly, Martina McGlynn and Victoria Smurfit 2017

     

    TELEVISION

    Title Role Company Director Year
    The Raven's Rock Rally - On The Limits Sport Interviewer TG4 2018

    STAGE/THEATRE

    Title Role Company Director Year
    Chicago Dance Chorus Bravo Musical Society Aoife McClafferty 2018
    Ragtime Chorus Dancer Bravo Musical Society Niall Heaney 2017
    Oliver Agnes Brownlow Ballinasloe Musical Society (BMS) Paul Norton 2017
    The Producers Lead dancer and Chorus member Ballinasloe Musical Society Paul Norton 2016
    The Addams Family Chorus dancer Ballinasloe Musical Society Paul Norton 2015
    Hansel and Gretel pantomime Choreographer and costume mistress Ballinasloe pantomime Eoin Croffey 2015
    Youth Factor Ireland Adjudicator Youth Work Ireland Geraldine Moore Co-ordinator 2015,2016,2017
    School musicals and dance shows Choreographer Christchurch Primary School, London Gill Wicks 2011-2014
    Disco Inferno Lead dancer and chorus member Galway University Musical Society Stephen McDonald 2008
    Instep Stage School Dancer Instep Stage School Elaine and Allison O’ Hanlon 2002-2011

    MUSIC VIDEO

    Title Role Company  Director Year
    "Give It To Me" by Nathan Carter Girl In Bar 2018
    "Then Its Love" by Michael English The Bride Michael Bracken Productions 2018
    "Remedy" By Future Fears The Girlfriend Keith McLaughlin Music Management Susan Mary Ward 2018
    " I'm Gonna Love You Through It" by Robert Mizzell Lead Alan Clarke 2017

    ONLINE ADVERTS/SHOWS

    Title Role Company Director Year
    Hot Country TV Ireland Interviewed Derek Ryan Hot Country TV 2018
    Jameson Court Apartments Advert Mum with a Husband & 2 Children BFEI Short Film B.M.Maguire 2018
    Caher Castle Advert Lead Female Bring Me Hugh Sweeney 2016

     

     

    Acting

    Improvisation

    Dance including Irish Dance, Jiving, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Singing,

    Musical instruments include: Bodhran and Tin Whistle

    Gym classes including Bodyblast, H.I.I.T., Strength and Conditioning, Spinning and Kettlebells

    Swimming

    Languages: Irish and French

    Make Up

    Modelling

    Full Driving Licence

     

    Ballinasloe Musical Society won Best Ensemble, Best Director and Second Best Overall show for the production of ‘The Addams Family’ at the AIMS 50th anniversary awards in June 2015. 

    In 2011, I received the Gold Gaisce Award from Mary McAleese in Dublin Castle.  The Gaisce Award is a very prestigious and individual award programme for young people between the ages of 15 to 25 years. When I received the gold award, I was presented with a certificate signed by the President, a medal, a lapel pin and some wonderful memories of my visit to Dublin Castle.

    I have won numerous medals and trophies for Irish dancing, singing, drama, poetry competitions, 3rd place in a variety group in Mosney and 3rd place in the Bodhrán Fleadh Ceoil in Swinford.

    I attended Irish Dancing from the age of 4-13 years with the O’ Brien School of Dancing. From the age of 13-21 years, I was a member of the In-Step Stage School and the N.U.I.G dance group which incorporated contemporary, hip-hop, jazz and tap dancing. We performed live shows and competed in competitions in many counties across Ireland.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Gaiety Masterclass   Gaiety School of Acting 2017

    Masterclass Dance Certificate   Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden 2006

    Speech and Drama examination grades Up to Grade 5 – Honours and Distinction Irish Board of Speech and Drama

    BIO

    Avril has a wealth of experience due to her attendance at drama, dancing and singing lessons from the age of five.

    Avril has performed in musicals in her home city of Galway and in theatres around Ireland. Avril has choreographed shows but is also excellent at taking direction.

    As well as being a Primary School Teacher, she enjoys teaching English and Drama to Spanish students and working as a leader for Stagewise Performing Arts Summer camp for teenagers in Dublin.

    On September 27th 2014, Avril was crowned the ‘Queen of the Ballinasloe Fair’.

    In April 2015, she participated in the Galway Rose of Tralee selection night.

    In April 2017, she adjudicated ‘The Lovely Girls’ competition with Mayo Rose selector Donnacha Roche in the Galway Bay hotel.

    Avril has carried out modelling for yourwardrobe.ie and Hugh Sweeney photography. She has also modelled for various magazines, newspapers and television companies and has been interviewed by her local radio stations. She is a model for Siobhan Doherty and Lisa Naughtons make-up masterclasses.

    In 2003, Avril joined the Peggy Carty O’Brien School of Deportment and really enjoyed her time modelling with this school.

    Avril loves to travel and last Christmas she travelled the East coast of Australia learning how to surf, kayak and scuba dive. She also skydived out of a plane that was 14,000 feet above the ground in the glorious Byron Bay.
    Avril has a very professional approach to anything she undertakes.

    In 2010, Avril received the N.U.I Galway Alive Certificate for the time and dedication I gave to both the Musical and Dance Societies. She taught Irish dancing to students visiting from Italy in the language school in Galway and this in turn is the reason she received the award from the University. The Alive Certificate is a Presidential Award.

    Avril obtained the position of Schools Liaison Officer for the Musical Committee for 09/10 and Teacher Representative for the Dancing Committee in N.U.I.G.  She took part in a musical called ‘Disco Inferno’ in The Black Box Theatre in Galway with GUMS (Galway University Musical Society) in 2008. She was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be taught a dance routine by West End dancers from the musicals Chicago and Wicked. She thereby received a Masters Dance certificate from ‘Pineapple Dance Studios’ in Covent Garden.