The Richmond Academy of Dance - Celebrating 32 Years of Excellence

A headshot of Jacq Smith.

Jacq Smith

Jazz/Lyrical Instructor

Movement and performance have been integral parts of Jacq’s life since the age of four. She is a graduate of the Edmonton School of Ballet’s professional program and has studied across Canada embracing numerous styles of dance throughout her life. Jacq has trained independently in voice, acting, circus and many other artistic disciplines and is consistently expanding her repertoire in the performing arts. She recently studied with the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity where she participated in The Creative Gesture, a dance and choreography residency.

Jacq has performed throughout North America alongside companies such as the Alberta Ballet, Gateway Theatre and 49th Parallel Dance Company. Select performance credits include Workspace III (the response.), as the Pointe Soloist in Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular (Razzle Dazzle Productions), The Lady M (Bard Lab/Bard on The Beach), the Dance Captain for Anything Goes (RCMT), The Wizard of Oz (Gateway Theatre), Watering Hole (49th Parallel Dance) and the award-winning production of Crazy For You (Gateway Theatre).

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. Select choreography credits include SEASONS (Magical Musical Prod.), Cabaret (Assistant Choreographer, RCMT), Honey Dance Company (Guest Choreographer, Harbour Dance Centre), West Side Story (Assistant Choreographer, TUTS), Six Word Stories (The Lovers Cabaret) and Brilliant (St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation). She lives to create lines on the body and tell stories through her work.