Jacq Smith is an artist whose dynamic performance ability, and versatile background, inform her work in dance, theatre, and choreography. Movement has been an integral part of Jacq’s life since the age of 4. 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 is consistently expanding her repertoire in the performing arts, including voice, acting, and circus. She has completed three summers with Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, participating in dance and choreography residencies, under the Artistic Direction of Emily Molnar.
As a performing artist, dance educator and choreographer, Jacq has worked across Canada on both large and small-scale productions, in a variety of disciplines, from contemporary dance to musical theatre. Jacq has also been an Artist-in-Residence, and guest artist, with Small Stage since 2019. Jacq is interested in reflecting the world we live in through her artistic practice. Her creation process brings images and ideas to life by connecting with audiences through real-life, story-driven material that challenges the performers and explores a variety of dynamics, textures and moods.
Select performance credits: Broadway Melody Soloist/Dance Captain for Singin in the Rain (RCMT), Dance Captain for Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular (Razzle Dazzle Productions), Workspace III (the response.), Dance Captain for Anything Goes (RCMT), The Lady M (Bard Lab/Bard on The Beach), Watering Hole (49th Parallel Dance), and Crazy For You (Gateway).
Select choreography credits: Artist-in-Residence with Small Stage, Digital Creation Residency with Mascall Dance, Honey Dance Company (Harbour Dance Centre), SEASONS (Magical Musical Co.), Six Word Stories (The Lovers Cabaret), Cabaret (Assistant Choreographer – RCMT), and West Side Story (Assistant Choreographer – TUTS).