Tom Smith Credentials & Training

About Tom Smith

Credentials & Training

  • Professor of Dance, School of Dance, University of
    Akron
  • Former Faculty and Director of Modern Dance, School of Cleveland–San
    Jose Ballet
  • Former member of The Martha Graham Dance Company
  • Over 20 years of applying pilates technique in his dance career
    as a performer and teacher
  • MFA in Dance from The University of California, Irvine
  • Trained in pilates by Robert Fitzgerald, Kathy Grant, Julian
    Littleford, Diane Diefenderfer and Troy McCarty

Key Performances

  • Performed in PBS’s Great Performances “Dance
    in America”
  • Performed on all of the major stages of the world, including
    Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Paris Opera, Tivoli, Berlin Opera,
    Herode Atticus
  • Shared the stage with Peter Martins, Rudolph Nureyev and soloists
    of the Royal Danish Ballet
  • Worked with Tom Evert Dance Company, Joan Lombardi Dance Company
    and Donald McKayle
  • Taught nationally and internationally in places as far–ranging
    as Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, The People’s
    Republic of China, and Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Choreographed nationally, most recently for the Cleveland–San
    Jose Ballet
  • Listed in the National Registry of Who’s Who, 2002