Olivia Buckton-Smith is an actor, singer & model, that has worked both locally and internationally. Currently studying the Hagen Core method at Herbert Berghof Studio (HB Studio) in New York, her experience includes theatre, musical theatre, drama teaching, writing, directing, children’s entertainment, modelling, the creation and execution of performance art. She was also a finalist in the 2020 Australian Supermodel Of The Year.
Olivia is a singer / song writer with a broad range of credits that include solo work, singing in bands, singing in musicals, with choirs, backing vocals, lead of harmony parts and even singing Christmas carols (a cappella). A soprano singer, with a three octave range, that can sing most musical styles her preferred music genres are Jazz, Alternative Music, Folk and Blues. Her debut EP “Am I Awake” is available now on Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes or Amazon.
In 2015, Olivia wrote her first play; Ay Mis Hijos (Oh My Children) for Montsalvat Arts’ Festival whilst still completing secondary school. At 16 she worked with a group of asylum seekers and refugees to create I’d Turn Back. A play that highlighted the human stories of refugees and asylum seekers struggling in the midst of a volatile political climate. It featured at both the Melbourne (2016) and Adelaide Fringe Festivals (2017). During this time Olivia continued to direct I’d Turn Back whilst also performing, in a ‘Cabaret meets Brecht” performance of, Ceremony of the Innocent at the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe Festivals.
Since then Olivia has worked on many varied and creative projects as outlined in her list of credits.
Olivia is from Melbourne Australia and has a dog called Esmerelda. She sings Christmas carols every year to raise money for the homeless, is a yoga instructor, runs her own small business and loves gluten free baking.