Amanda Smith is the presenter of The Body Sphere on ABC Radio National. Amanda trained as a ballet dancer, but eventually realised she was more suited to being a professional talker than a professional fairy. She's a graduate of the Dance School of the Victorian College of the Arts. Amanda also has a degree in Classics and a graduate diploma in Australian studies from the University of Melbourne. At the ABC, Amanda initiated The Sports Factor on RN. She presented The Sports Factor from its inception in 1995 until 2002, forging a whole new approach to sports broadcasting. Subsequently she produced and presented arts and feature programs on RN, before creating The Body Sphere in 2012. Amanda's also a proud Richmond supporter.