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


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


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


Not about the steps By Grace Wells-Smith

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


Santee Smith Wins Inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize

Smith wins one of the five $25,000 prizes


A New Realm By Grace Wells-Smith

Unikkaaqtuat is a multimedia performance that follows the story of an Inuit boy who was medevacked to a southern hospital and displaced from his community. It was created by Taqqut Productions, an Inuit-owned film production company, Les 7 Doigts (The 7 Fingers), a Montréal-based contemporary circus company, and Artcirq, an Igloolik, Nunavut-based circus performance collective.


Fifty Years of Swan Lake

Karen Kain to retire as artistic director of The National Ballet of Canada


Time to Exhale

After twenty-four years, Greta Hodgkinson will be retiring from her role as a principal dancer with The National Ballet of Canada.

A Tiny Partner

By Grace Wells-Smith

What is it like to dance before, during and after pregnancy? Angela Miracle Gladue and Jillian Peever met with Grace Wells-Smith to discuss their experiences navigating physical changes while continuing to dance professionally.

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