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Grace Wells-Smith

Circulation Manager

Grace Wells-Smith is a Toronto-based, writer, dance artist and teacher. She is currently a frequent contributor to The Dance Current, a teacher across the city, and completing the Masters of Journalism program at Ryerson Univeristy. 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 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

 

CADA/West Pilots a Childcare Costs Initiative

The Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists/West Chapter (CADA/West) has announced a new Childcare Subsidy Pilot Program to help dancers offset childcare costs.

All That Glitters...

By Grace Wells-Smith

How do studios decide to compete?

From Our Archives

Catching Up With Shawn Byfield By Grace Wells-Smith

Dancer and teacher Shawn Byfield

 

Priced Out

After fifteen years, Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement has been priced out of its home on 6 Noble St, in Toronto’s west end.

 

The National Ballet of Canada Embarks on their First Tour of Russia

The National Ballet of Canada is touring to Russia for the first time in the company’s sixty-seven year history.

Practice

Singing Feet By Grace Wells-Smith

A tap teacher teaching a tap teacher

Practice

Fans By Grace Wells-Smith

Simple props and precious partners

 

Sensational but Stuck

Breakaway Entertainment’s Anatomy of a Dancer at the Toronto Fringe Festival By Grace Wells-Smith

Befitting a show dedicated to Gene Kelly, I walked in the pouring rain to the Al Green Theatre in Toronto to see Anatomy of a Dancer by Breakaway Entertainment and choreographed by Adam Martino at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

 
Writers & Readers

The Bechdel Checklist

By Grace Wells-Smith

Would Giselle, Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty pass the Bechdel Test?

In Review

By Valeria Nunziato, James Oscar, Rachel Silver Maddock, Aparita Bhandari, Philip Szporer, Fawnda Mithrush, Molly Johnson, Mark Mann, Grace Wells-Smith

The Dance Current reflects on a year of dance criticism, by placing image and text together

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