Bermudian Accepted Into Welsh Ballet Company

August 23, 2011

Bermudian dancer Krystal Smith will be gracing the stages of the United Kingdom soon, after being accepted into Ballet Cymru’s Senior Associates Programme. The programme trains dancers for entry to the company, and as a Senior Associate, she will also be performing with them throughout the year as she learns their repertoire. The Welsh company has performances scheduled across Wales and England throughout the rest of the year.

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Ms Smith studied under Sal Hodgson at the Somerset School of Dancing, and also attended the DanceBermuda international summer intensive since its inception seven years ago and recently paid tribute to the difference attending th intensive has made in her being able to develop her technique to international standards.

A spokesperson for the National Dance Foundation said, “It’s a wonderful accomplishment for her – she’s one of a new generation of Bermudians making their mark overseas in the performing arts.”

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  1. Proud Bermudian says:

    Congrats Krystal Smith!!! Keep your dreams alive and making Bermuda Proud!!

  2. Raquel says:

    Good for you Krystal!!!! Remember God hears your prays and knows the desires of your heart. I knew you would live your dreams for you are a talent dancer. Keep striving for the top. This is from one of your former community school students.

  3. PAINT says:

    You know I think this article should be featured more prominently on your homepage! She just performed in Return to Paradise and she’s really one of THE most beautiful dancers our island has to offer! IOW more good news for goodness sake.

  4. Krystal Smith says:

    Thank you very much for your comment! I remember you! Keep dancing!!!!! <3

  5. Kam says:

    Keep up the great work!! Congrats Krystal!!

  6. Erica says:

    Congratulations…it takes a lot of discipline to reach this level of dancing! You truly are a role model to many young dancers…your accomplishment shows them that reaching the top is possible even from a tiny island. Well done.

  7. Sheree says:

    Congrats Krystal! its been amazing to see you grow as a dancer!

  8. N/A says:

    WOW! Look at your toes in that pic, that looks painful. OH, & Congrats and all the best too : )

  9. Proud Big Sister says:

    I am so proud of you Krystal, you have worked so hard and believed faithfully and prayerfully for so long. I love you and congrats, Wales is just one more part of the world that will see your amazing, God given talent.

    Love u xoxox

  10. WOW!! says:

    Congratulations Krystal,

    All the best tto you in Wales.. I pray for favour..

  11. True Dat says:

    Hi Krystal i don’t know you but i am very happy for you! Its always wonderful to see such grand accomplishments being made in something that someone loves to do such as dancing and the performing arts I wish you all the best and much Success!


  12. SpeaKWow says:

    I saw Krystal recently in Return to Paradise – stunning dancer! It is truly inspiring to see such talent emanating from our humble shores. Congratulations Krystal! I’m already proud!

  13. Mrs. Reid says:


    I have enjoyed watching you since I first saw you perform in one of Somerset School of dance’s recitals. My daughter goes to the same school and she’s 11yrs. You are an inspiration to her and others. Job well done, keep up the good work!!

  14. B Real says:

    Always great to hear of Bermudians reaching their dreams! Go Krystal! Go BDA!