Misty Rascon Smith - Guest Teacher
A native Texan, Misty Rascon Smith has been professionally working in the dance industry for over 10 years. She has had the opportunity to work various areas of this competitive industry, including music videos, commercials, television/ live performances, and even print. She has worked with numerous recording artist such as : Natasha Beddingfield, Janelle Monae, Vanessa Hudgens, Kirk Franklin, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, and Daniel Powter just to name a few. You may have seen her in national commercials for Sunkist, Pepsi, Nike and Sears. Recently, she appeared in CBSʼs hit show “How I Met Your Mother” (Robin Sparkles episode). In addition, Misty has been a reoccurring dancer and body double for Nickelodeonʼs “Taina”. She has danced for several award shows including the American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, and the Latin Grammys.
At only five feet one inch, Misty has modeled/danced for an Adidas industrial and Tarbel industrial (featured soloist). In addition to dancing, Misty has appeared in print ads for American Greeting Cards, Best Buy, Avery, and more. Her extensive dance training, including ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, salsa, hip hop, and more, has enabled her to balance commercial work with concert work—for example, her European Tour with Instincts Live Media Dance.
She currently dances and choreographs for Word In Motion Dance Company and is featured on ABC Familyʼs One-Cubed USA. She has successfully choreographed for a wide range of venues and individuals, including GX International (YWAM), Cisco Industrial, and Corp Bara Dance Company to name a few. Her ability to instruct all levels and numerous genres of dance has enabled her to teach for the following: Edge Performing Arts Center, Debbie Reynolds, Word In Motionʼs Urban Dance Festival, Cross Connection, Groove Street, Project Dance New York, and various intensives and master classes. Her choreography and classes have been described as challenging, yet inspirational.
SInce Mrs. Rascon Smith discovered the meaning and purpose of her artistic gift through ministry, she is devoted to challenging and encouraging others to do the same in both life and dance. She believes that both her husband, Joseph, and son, Tymin, have taught her the importance of giving in all areas whenever possible. “This life is short, and we should focus more on giving than taking.”