Artist and Consultant
Dr. Melinda Smith has over 30 years experience in disability and education.
In 2008, Melinda began promoting the health and wellbeing outcomes of dance for people with disabilities. Melinda mentors young people with Cerebral Palsy and complex communication needs around the world.
In 2018, Melinda created her first solo work, Spasmotive. The next phase of her work sees her creating a series of audio-visual expressions of life in social isolation. Melinda lives with cerebral palsy and is an advocate of disability inclusion.
In 2019 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Deakin University. Melinda recently became a member of the Deakin University Disability and Inclusion team as a lecturer in Inclusive Arts.
2020 has seen Melinda accept a position as a Director of the Board of the Women*s Circus, based in Melbourne.