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Grace Wells-Smith

Interim Managing Editor

Grace Wells-Smith (she/her) is a Toronto-based journalist, dance artist and teacher. She is currently completing the Master of Journalism program at Ryerson University. Soon after graduating from York University with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography, she began an internship with The Dance Current and subsequently completed the Emerging Dance Critics Programme run in partnership with The National Ballet of Canada. She has also completed an internship with the CBC’s investigative unit. In addition to The Dance Current, her work has been published by CBCIntermission and the Ryerson Review of Journalism. She has produced two dance films: Our Place in the Wasteland (2016, New Blue Dance) and Glitch (2017, Mile Zero Dance, New Blue Dance, dance : made in canada/fait au canada). 

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

Grace Wells-Smith's Work

 

Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Award Winners Announced

Like so many other events, the forty-first annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards found themselves right in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editorial

By Grace Wells-Smith

 

The National Ballet of Canada Met With Dancer Nicholas Rose After He Called Out the Company on Instagram

In the wake of protests over police brutality and systemic racism, Rose told the company to “do better.”

 

Canadian Dance Teams Compete in World of Dance

The teams, consisting of teenagers, are from Vancouver and Edmonton and will be competing for $1 million.

Editorial

By Grace Wells-Smith

 

National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada to Provide $100,000 to Support Online Performances

Funding for online performances between now and March 31

 

Reimagining The Possibilities

Andrew Tay named artistic director of Toronto Dance Theatre

Grand-Maître / Photo courtesy of Alberta Ballet
 

Shape-Shifting

Jean Grand-Maître announces he will be stepping down from his role as artistic director of Alberta Ballet in 2022. The role will be taken over by Christopher Anderson.

Evans / Photo by Jonathan Elliott
 

Performing in Protest

Dance artists perform in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

Backstage

Not about the steps By Grace Wells-Smith

Four Old Legs, by James Kudelka, opens at The Citadel in Toronto on April 11th.

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