Grace Wells-Smith

Editor

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Grace Wells-Smith (she/her) is a Toronto-based arts journalist. In addition to The Dance Current, her work has been published by CBCThe Media Co-op, Toronto StarIntermission, Saltwire Network and the Ryerson Review of Journalism.  She is also the producer for The D Word, a podcast by the dance: made in Canada festival.

Wells-Smith holds a Master of Journalism from X University, a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from York University and has completed an internship with CBC’s investigative unit.

Soon after graduating from York, she began an internship with The Dance Current and subsequently completed the Emerging Dance Critics Programme.

Wells-Smith was an intern with The Dance Current from June 2015 to December 2016.

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Grace Wells-Smith

Canada Council Announces Sanctions on Funding Benefiting Russian Economy

A Q & A With Simon Brault, CEO of Canada Council for the Arts

Article Interview

Hope Muir Announced as New Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada

Muir’s appointment closes the historical difference between the number of male and female artistic directors that the ballet has seen

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Andrea Vagianos Wins Dora Ancillary Award for Outstanding Leadership in Administration

This award highlights the critical work of operational managers and directors that kept their organizations afloat during the pandemic

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Writing With a Sharp Pencil

On top of fraught politics, dance critics have to figure out how to fit into the fold during -- and after -- the pandemic

Article Feature

Nerves And Thrills: A Q & A with Crystal Pite

Pite’s work Body and Soul will stream next week, just for audiences in Canada

Article Feature

Rhodnie Désir Becomes the First Black Person to Win Top Prize at Les Prix de la Danse de Montréal

In addition to the $25,000 prize, her company also won the Envol award, for cultural diversity and inclusive practices in dance

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Dance Studios Are Allowed to Open, Now What?

Epidemiologist Colin Furness offers advice

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From The Bachelorette to the Ballroom

A Q & A with Canadian Dancing with the Stars contestant Kaitlyn Bristowe

Article Column

Fall For Dance North Offers a Netflix-Style Festival

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival created a new website and has made most of the content free

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York University Students Write Open Letter to Dance Department About Issues of Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion

The letter has garnered nearly 200 signatures in less than a week

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ScotDance Canada raises $50,000 for Food Banks Canada and Kids Help Phone Canada

The Highland dance organization hosted a competitive fundraiser, shifting the focus from winning a trophy to helping a cause

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Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Award Winners Announced

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was held online

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

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Canadian Dance Teams Compete in World of Dance

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

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Reimagining The Possibilities

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Shape-Shifting

Jean Grand-Maître to step down as artistic director of Alberta Ballet

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Performing in Protest

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Santee Smith Wins Inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize

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Fifty Years of Swan Lake

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Time to Exhale

Greta Hodgkinson retires

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All that Glitters…

How do studios decide to compete?

Article Feature

Closing Act

Q & A with Xiao Nan Yu

Article Column

Heading South

Article Column
The Dance Current

CADA/West Pilots a Childcare Costs Initiative

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Priced Out

Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement faced with finding a new space

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

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Sensational but Stuck

Breakaway Entertainment’s Anatomy of a Dancer at the Toronto Fringe Festival

Review

The Bechdel Checklist

Article Column

What I Saw and How I Felt

Aria Evans and Lilia Leon's Prevailing Voices

Review

A Contemporary “Kitchen Party”

Article Column

Precious Pixels

Article Column

A New Company Member

Q & A with Arlyssa McArthur

Article Column

Startling Works of the Moment, From the Past

Two presenters combine resources to show Tanztheater Wuppertal

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Pasties and Politics

The Toronto Burlesque Festival opens with a Red Carpet Reveal

Review

Dancing into Parenthood

Article Column

Developing and Showcasing Dance in Ontario

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Inaugural RAD Conference for Teachers in Toronto

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Toronto’s 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

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Le Petit Prince

A step in a different direction

Article Column

Big Aspirations in Small(ish) Places

Heather Thomson with Ballet Kelowna

Article Column

Grace’s Black Bean and Mango Salad

Article Column

A Spectacular Tradition

The Nutcracker

Article Column

The Culture of inClusion

Talk about diversity

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