Taylor Mackenzie Smith is a New York-based performer from Atlanta, Georgia, where she began her formal dance training at Norma's Academy of Dance. As a graduate of Spelman College, Taylor earned her Bachelor of Arts in Drama with a Dance concentration. Taylor also spent a year of her undergraduate degree training at Fordham University, training under The Ailey School.
Most recently, Taylor worked as the Associate Movement Director of Shakespeare in the Park's Richard III and Slave Play on Broadway, both choreographed by Byron Easley. She has worked as an assistant choreographer on numerous other projects with Easley, including Matilda the Musical at Olney Theatre Center and Twelfth Night at Yale Repertory Theatre. Taylor’s regional performance credits include The Wiz at Theatre Under the Stars, I Dream with Opera Carolina, and Home for the Holidays at Surflight Theater. This Fall, Taylor will join the Broadway National Tour of Aladdin.