Dance BEAT Welcomes DJ Smart!
At the age of 12, Mr. Smart began his formal dance training at Detroit Dance Center with Carole Morisseau and later transitioned to Fem Fatale Dance Studio under the direction of Rita Mosley where he received the majority of his training. In addition, he has also studied at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Interlochen Arts Camp, Dance Theatre of Harlem in NY and has been offered scholarships to train at the Edge Performing Arts Center, The Ailey School, Alonzo King Lines Ballet and Tucson Ballet. As he excelled quickly in multiple styles, he continued his studies at Cass Technical High School and after transitioned to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA where he graduated in 2011 with a B.F.A. in Ballet Performance. As a graduate with honors, Mr. Smart was awarded both the prestigious "Stella Moore Prize" and "Outstanding in All Styles Award." He is proficient in ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, hip-hop, African, contemporary, West Indian, Latin ballroom and modern dance.