2018-19 Dancer Profile: Sarah Joan Smith

Columbia, South Carolina native, Sarah Joan Smithjoined Kansas City Ballet in 2016

Q: WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL DANCER?

A: It’s exhilarating, fulfilling, inspiring and exciting but also tiring and taxing emotionally and physically.

Dancer: Sarah Joan Smith | Photographer: Kenny Johnson
Dancer: Sarah Joan Smith |
Photographer: Kenny Johnson

Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DANCE BAG ITEM AND WHY?

A: My wooden foot roller, because I use it between every combination, phrase or piece that I do.

Q: WHAT IS SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE WOULDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

A: I grew up in Kiev, Ukraine until I was 12 years old.

Q: WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU ARE NOT DANCING?

A: Travel, explore, cook, spend time with friends and family.

 

Top Photo by Brett Pruitt & East Market Studios

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