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.
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.Posted February 6, 2017
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.Posted September 6, 2016
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.Posted July 4, 2016
Full of flash and innovation, Le Petit Prince is a step in a different direction for The National Ballet of Canada.Posted June 12, 2016
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.Posted April 5, 2016