Dainty Smith is a Toronto based Actor, Burlesque Performer, Playwright and Producer.
Dainty believes that through the art of storytelling and a willingness to be exposed that genuine human connections can be made. Her performances often tell deeply vulnerable stories regarding race, religion, sexuality and challenging social boundaries.
Dainty studied performing arts at George Brown College and is a powerful self-taught storyteller, performer, and orator.
She performed in the acclaimed independent theatre group Les Blues. She was a co-producer in the independent performance art collective Colour Me Dragg.
Some of her work includes:
Allyson Mitchell’s performance art piece Killjoy’s kastle: A Lesbian Haunted House.
Victoria Mata’s multidisciplinary Callejon de Memoria: The Embodiment Of Memory.
Principal actor in katie Sly’s play Serenity Wild.
She wrote and self-produced a multidisciplinary play titled Daughters Of Lilith.
The second play by Dainty Smith is titled Love And Memory.
Her diverse array of stage performances include the Mayworks Festival, Rock. Paper. Sistahz for B Current Theatre, Caminos Festival for Aluna Theatre, The Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Artscape, and Luminato Arts Festival.
She is the founder of Les Femme Fatales: Women of Colour burlesque troupe, the first burlesque troupe for women of colour in Canada.
Dainty is a DD-TD Black Playwright Mentoring Program playwright and partnered with Myekah Payne and Obsidian Theatre Company to dramaturge her play Love and Blood.