Ms. Smith trained with Ballet San Antonio and Omaha Theater Ballet before graduating with a B.F.A. from Butler University where she trained under Derek Reid, Susan McGuire and Tong Wang among others. While at Butler, she had the opportunity to participate in international tours to Poland, Russia, and China. She has studied with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Nashville Ballet and began her professional career dancing with the Minnesota Ballet from 2011 until 2013. She then moved to Virginia and spent two seasons with Manassas Ballet Theatre. Ms. Smith came to Roanoke Ballet Theatre with husband and fellow dancer in September 2015.