The Richmond Academy of Dance - Celebrating 31 Years of Excellence

A headshot of Jacq Smith.

Jacq Smith

Jazz/Lyrical Instructor

Movement has been an integral part of Jacq’s life since she began dancing at the age of four. She studied numerous stylesof dance throughout her life and has had the pleasure of gaining artistic influence from a variety of instructors and studios, allowing her to win numerous scholarships and awards. She trained with the Edmonton School of Ballet’s professional program where she was a member of the contemporary company, Edmonton Contemporary Dancers. Jacq has also trained independently in voice, acting, and many other artistic disciplines.

She has performed throughout North America alongside companies such as the Alberta Ballet, the IAAF, The Lovers Cabaret, and most recently, 49th Parallel Dance Company. Jacq is consistently expanding her repertoire in the performing arts, recently embracing aerial silks and contortion. As a dance educator and choreographer, Jacq has worked across Canada on both large and small-scale productions, and shares her love of dance with everyone she encounters. She lives to create lines on the body and tell stories through her work.