Who Is Australian Retired Ballet dancer Damian Smith? American designer John Gidding's Ex-Husband

Who Is Australian Retired Ballet dancer Damian Smith? American designer John Gidding's Ex-Husband

Curb Appeal Xtreme is a new home remodeling show on HGTV. The new show is a redesigned version of the original Curb Appeal series. It follows three hosts — architect/designer John Gidding, gardener Jamie Durie, and carpenter Rachel Taylor – as they improve the curb appeal of properties. With the premiere of Curb Appeal Xtreme, viewers are intrigued about the three hosts' personal lives.

Damian Smith is the ex-husband of John Gidding, the Curb Appeal Xtreme architect, and designer. After only a few years of marriage, the couple split in 2016. The celebrity's ex-wife is a professional ballet dancer who is originally from Australia.

After joining the San Francisco Ballet in 1996, he quickly progressed through the ranks. Damian became the lead dancer in 2001 as a result of his enthusiasm for ballet and his unwavering work ethic.


Damian, 48, has performed as a guest artist in the United States, Australia, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and Germany. After his performance at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the renowned ballet dancer retired from the San Francisco Ballet. He is now the artistic director of Melbourne's National Theatre Ballet School.

His Age, Background & Family


Damian Smith is of Indigenous ancestry and is from Newcastle, New South Wales. Every year on February 17th, he celebrates his birthday. He is the youngest of six children, and after his father, Walter Roy Smith, died, his mother, Barbara Ann Smith, a teacher, took care of the children.

Who Is Australian Retired Ballet dancer Damian Smith?

Smith had a strong bond with his mother, who encouraged him to start ballet at the age of nine after witnessing a performance and receiving free lessons from the Robyn Hick School of Dancing. After that, he studied at Sydney's McDonald's College. He got a scholarship to study at the School of American Ballet in New York City when he was 16 years old.

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Damian stands at 6 feet tall. Although many Australian audience members may have never heard of him, he is one of the country's most outstanding male ballet dancers. He has spent the last two and a half decades establishing himself in the United States.

Damian Smith & John Gidding: Wedding, Divorce

The friendship between Damian and American designer John grew quickly. They met over the internet. After only three months of dating, the couple got engaged.


The couple married in 2013, not long after homosexual marriage was allowed. Their marriage, however, was short-lived, as they divorced just three years later. The 44-year-old designer claimed the marriage was an "interesting experience" in an interview with Metro Weekly about the divorce.

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John also stated that the breakup was amicable and that no hard feelings existed. The Curb Appeal Xtreme cast member explained that his marriage was short-lived because he was "swept up in the enthusiasm for marriage once it became legalized and hadn't really thought it through."

John appears to have been far too cautious, for he is still unmarried in 2021, more than two years after the interview and nearly three years after his divorce.

Damian Smith's Social Media:

Damian's Instagram account is @damiansmithartist, which has 7.1k followers, and his Twitter handle is @damiansmithart, which has 156 followers. Damian Smith may also be found on Facebook, where he has over 1.6k friends.

Facts On Smith

  • Damian Smith was born in 1973 and his zodiac is Aquarius. 
  • He has made a net worth of $2 million.