Cory's family

Cory has studied with such teachers as Jacque D’Amboise, David Howard, Anne Goodrum, George Lyssenko, Lauri Worril Biggs & Kathy Thibodeaux and was invited to dance at such places as North Carolina School of the Arts, Duke University, East Carolina University, American Dance Festival, Bellhaven College, Carolina Ballet, Ballet Magnificat, Charleston Ballet, Moscow Ballet, Cape Fear Theatre Ballet, Glory Dance Company & The Wilmington Ballet Company.Cory has been a featured dancer in many musical theatre productions and movies. Mrs. Smith is a certified member of Dance Masters of America since 1997, where she won the title of Choreographer of the Year in 1999 & 2000. Her original choreography has been performed by many companies in Washington DC, New York city and throughout the southeast region.Cory is also certified by The International Ballet Competition teacher training program where she studied under David Howard. She has directed & choreographed many productions such as “Sleeping Beauty”,” A Christmas Festival”,” Coppelia”, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and many other seasonal concerts. Many of her students have been accepted into prestigious schools such as: School of American Ballet in NY, Boston Ballet, Kirov Academy, Joffrey Ballet School, Joffrey Ballet Company, North Carolina Dance Theatre, North Carolina School of the Arts, American Ballet Theatre in NY, Harrid Conservatory, Carolina Ballet, Storling Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Austin Ballet & Broadway Dance Center in NY.Student testimonials:“Cory Smith has found a great balance between worshiping God through dance, and also still having beautiful technique. I feel so blessed to be a part of Turning Pointe, and Wilmington Conservatory of Fine Arts.”

– Megan Manship “Mrs. Smith has helped me attain my goal of being invited to dance at North Carolina School of the Arts high school program and continues to help me achieve my next goal of getting into a professional dance company once I graduate.” -Alix Taylor Parent testimonials:
Thank you Cory for 18 years of friendship, spiritual guidance, positive Christian fellowship and exemplary technical training. I watched Kayla grow from a little girl with a dream of being a “grand ballerina like Ms. Cory” to just that. Her involvement with WCFA and Turning Pointe helped mold her into the young lady she is today. Little girl’s dreams become reality at Wilmington Conservatory of Fine Arts. It’s more than just a studio, it’s family.-Donna Smith