Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz
The quirky Alexia Smith began dancing at the young age of three. She is trained in a wide range of styles, including ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, musical theatre and tap. Alexia grew up in Kamloops, BC, attending classes at The Dance Gallery, under the direction of Maureen Duggan, owner, and Laura Bishop, tap specialist. She is a technical dancer with a smooth, artistic style to her movement.
After graduation, Alexia packed her bags and moved to Vancouver, BC, where she was accepted at The Source Dance Company, under the direction of Joanne Pesusich. During the two years Alexia danced with The Source, she trained with many top professionals in the industry, including Stacey Tookey, Liz Tookey, Moses Asher Christen, Sarah Brinson, Christie Lee Manning and Shay Kuebler, as well as many others. Alexia had numerous opportunities to perform while in Vancouver, including Urban Alchemy and VanCity Project. She demonstrated her dance and performance versatility as an “incognito character” in a flash-mob for The Great Britain Campaign and the opening numbers for the Swollen Members at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler.
In 2013,to continue training and advancing in her dance career, Alexia once again packed her bags and moved to Toronto, Ontario, where she attended The Conteur Academy, directed by Eryn Waltman. In her two years at the Academy, Alexia was privileged to have been able to work with some of the most elite dance professionals on the East Coast. Her mentors include Eryn Waltman, Dani Matte, Sheona Bell, Kelly Shaw, Ryan Lee, Julia Cratchley and Vanessa Compton to name a few.
Graduating from the Conteur Academy in June of 2015, Alexia then began to expand on her career in both dance and choreography back in Vancouver. Alexia has received accolades for her choreography at the Community and Provincial Dance Festival levels and her reputation has resulted in a growing list of requests for solo, duet and group choreography. She is currently a cherished member of the Dance Co faculty and a member of the Graduate Training Program.
Alexia’s dedication to, and her passion for, dance is evident in both her choreography and performance. Her humble personality makes Alexia easy to work with and she is known to stand out and truly shine on stage.