Ms. Hauss-Smith trained with Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts where she also performed in several productions including The Comedy of Errors and A Midsummer Night's Dream. She was a founding member of La Chimere Theatre Company in Strasbourg where she performed original works both in French and German. Some of her favorite roles in the United States include Beatrice & Verges in Much Ado About Nothing, Kristine Linde in A Doll's House, Eliante in The Misanthrope, Maria in Twelfth Night, and Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost. She has taught for Junior Players since 2002 and teaches the Discover Shakespeare Camp for junior high students in the Summer.