Victoria Smith is a magna cum laude graduate of Mercyhurst College's Dance Department. While in college, she completed an internship with the National Dance Education Organization and researched and presented a senior thesis for the Mercyhurst College Honors Program. Upon graduation, she signed up with AmeriCorps and became a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) to help alleviate problems facing the underserved in the United States. Victoria joined Dance/USA in July of 2008.
In addition to conducting annual surveys and national research projects at Dance/USA, she worked on the Rough Waters Surveys designed to track the effects of the most recent recession on the dance field and published results from those surveys in the GIA Reader in the fall of 2010. She has also been involved with Dance/USA’s Engaging Dance Audiences pilot and assisted extensively with the National Survey of Dance Audiences, culminating in writing Dance/USA’s Overview of that survey. She has contributed to Dance/NYC's recent research reports including the 2011 State of NYC Dance Study and Dance/NYC Junior Committee’s Dance Workforce Census for Individuals age 21-35.
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