Kaylah A. Smith

B.LA.C.K. Speaker Series
Friday, March 26, 2021 | 5:00 PM PDT
Presented by Mills College Dance and Theater Studies Department and the Office of the Provost

This online event is free and open to the public.

Click image to enter broadcast:Kaylah A Smith looks into the camera wearing a floral printed jacket, thier right hand brushing their hair behind their ear.

Kaylah A. Smith is a dance educator and performing artist with the Atlanta Dance Connection. Her company tours nationally and internationally and provides an outlet for young artists through its programs, which include community classes, lectures, and demonstrations. Smith’s dancing career began in the church when as a child she performed with the Prophetic Praise dance ministry. Today, she is a classically trained ballet dancer with a BA in dance performance and choreography from Spelman College, and aspirations of starting her own dance company to mentor and train young Black dancers.

Kaylah A. Smith began her dance training at age 4 with the Prophetic Praise dance ministry, but became serious about dance at the age of 11.  She is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts,  where she trained rigorously in classical ballet and Horton under the direction of Norma Pera and Linda Denise Fisher-Harrell. From there, she attended Spelman College and received her Bachelor of Art in dance performance and choreography in the fall of 2020. Kaylah is currently living in Atlanta where she serves as a company artist with the Atlanta  Dance Connection under the direction of Allyne D. Gartrell. While dancing professionally, she also teaches ballet and contemporary dance to young aspiring dancers in the greater Atlanta area.

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