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Grace Smith

Circulation and Production Coordinator

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 and writer in Toronto.

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


Grace Smith's Work

From Our Archives

Fostering a Desire to Stick Around By Grace Smith

Newfoundland’s Kittiwake Dance Theatre

Writers & Readers

A Contemporary “Kitchen Party”

By Grace Smith

The Dance Current sat down to speak with Caroline Niklas-Gordon at The Gladstone Café in Toronto about her show Words & Motion: an evening of dance and readings and was immediately met with a storm of conversation and a pot of tea – just like walking into a relative’s house back home, where people always have a story to tell and a knack for telling it.

Jason Martin in Falling by Martin and Janelle Hacault / Photo by Leif Norman
On the Ground

Precious Pixels

By Grace Smith

The why and how of photography for dancers


By Grace Smith

Daina Ashbee: in the deep end and on the edge

On the Ground

A New Company Member

By Grace Smith

The Dance Current asked Arlyssa McArthur about her path into the company and how she balances her busy dance career with other commitments.


Precious Pixels By Grace Smith

The why and how of photography for dancers


Startling Works of the Moment, From the Past

From September 28th through 30th, the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa presents Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch’s Café Müller (1978) and The Rite of Spring (1975), an iconic double bill performed by the German contemporary dancetheatre company, entering its forty-fourth season. The Dance Current spoke with Cathy Levy, the executive producer for dance at the NAC, about bringing these international works to Canada.


A Versatile Newcomer By Grace Smith

Shumka company member Arlyssa McArthur


Pasties and Politics

The Toronto Burlesque Festival opens with a Red Carpet Reveal By Grace Smith

The Red Carpet Reveal opened the tenth annual Toronto Burlesque Festival. Filled with diversity and body positivity, it achieves what some other western styles of dance are still trying to catch up on.

Tracey Norman with daughter Pearl and students of York University / Photo by Raphael Roter
On the Ground

Dancing into Parenthood

By Grace Smith

Childcare information and ideas for dance artists

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