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Grace Smith

Circulation and Production Coordinator

A born and bred Newfoundlander, Grace Smith received her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from York University in 2015. Grace’s choreography has been presented by The Chimera Project, The Beehive Collective and Kinima Dance. Having produced her first dance film in April 2016 (Our Place in the Wasteland), her second film, Glitch, was released in February 2017. Since moving to Toronto, she has had the pleasure of performing with Jasmyn Fyffe in Pulse (Montréal Fringe Festival/Wave Rising Series in New York), with Liisa Smith in 60x60 Dance Toronto, and in Rotation choreographed by Candice Irwin.

Grace has completed a choreography-based mentorship with Maxine Heppner, the Emerging Dance Critics Programme run by The Dance Current and The National Ballet of Canada and is currently the circulation and production coordinator at The Dance Current, and a dance teacher at Tandem Studios.

Grace was an intern with The Dance Current from June 2015 to December 2016.  


Grace Smith's Work


Dancing into Parenthood By Grace Smith

Childcare information and ideas for dance artists.

Battle, presented by TUDS, at DanceWeekend'17 : Photo courtesy of Dance Ontario.jpg

Developing and Showcasing Dance in Ontario

Two recent events in Toronto allowed the Ontario dance community to come together to support and mentor the next generation of dancers while also showcasing the diversity of the current dance scene in the province.


Inaugural RAD Conference for Teachers in Toronto

Presented by the Royal Academy of Dance, the En Avant Dance Teacher Conference concentrated on teaching as well as the business side of the profession. The four-day conference covered a range of topics throughout seventy-eight seminars, panel discussions and movement workshops.


Sequins and Sweat By Grace Smith

The hard work and collaboration of dancesport team Winson Tam and Anastasia Novikova


Toronto’s 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

The thirty-seventh annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards took place on June 27 at Harbourfront Centre’s Concert Stage. The dance division saw a total of seven categories and thirty-five nominees.

Emerging Dance Critics Programme

Le Petit Prince

By Grace Smith

Full of flash and innovation, Le Petit Prince is a step in a different direction for The National Ballet of Canada.

On the Ground

Big Aspirations in Small(ish) Places

By Grace Smith

Heather Thomson answers questions about her journey to Ballet Kelowna and her first season with the company.

Dancer's Kitchen

Grace's Black Bean and Mango Salad

By Grace Smith

Dancers need food that is easy to make and even easier to pack for long, active days. This salad provides protein, fresh vitamins and can be quickly thrown together. It makes a great, satisfying salad on the go.

The Fraternal Twins

The viral hip hop duo with a Canadian connection.

Dancer's Kitchen

Gracie's Black Bean and Mango Salad By Grace Smith

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