As an agent, Russell has guided clients straight out of college into making West End debuts and receiving Broadway World award nominations before even graduating. Clients have worked in West End, UK Tours and International productions such as 9 to 5, The Book of Mormon, 42nd Street, Disney's Aladdin, Beautiful, Kinky Boots, Starlight Express, A Chorus Line, The Lion King, Evita, CATS, Mamma Mia, Carousel, Singin' in the Rain, Chicago, Dancing in the Streets, Grease the Musical, The Divide at the Old Vic, Mary Poppins, Our House, Sunshine on Leith, Loserville, Whistle Down the Wind, West Side Story, Thriller Live, The Producers, The Wizard of Oz, Pride & Prejudice, Tanz Der Vampire, Le Bals Des Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fame the Musical, plus filming for the BBC, ITV, and endless television commercials. Russell's creative clients have work including Associate Director on UK Tours such as Thoroughly Modern Millie, Avenue Q, Little Shop of Horrors and Resident Director on Hair the Musical.
Russell's dancers have had success with companies such as Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, Spirit Productions, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Lines, The Walt Disney Company, Princess Cruises, Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Lines, P&O, Belinda King Creative Productions and filming music videos for the likes of Mika, Cher Lloyd, Will Young and Jennifer Hudson.
Having successfully made the transition from a student and performer, to choreographer and teacher, Russell knows exactly how it feels to not only be personally represented as a client (by a grand total of five agents!) but also how to manage and nurture new talent himself - drawing from his personal experiences to deliver a truly personal management service.
Russell Smith Associates is a member of the PMA.