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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, the networks coordinator at Dance Ontario and a teacher across the city. 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). Wells-Smith will be starting the Masters of Journalism program at Ryerson University in September, 2018.

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

Grace Wells-Smith's Work

Inspire

Dancing into Parenthood By Grace Wells-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.

Movers

Sequins and Sweat By Grace Wells-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 Arts Critics Programme

Le Petit Prince

By Grace Wells-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 Wells-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 Wells-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 Wells-Smith

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