Dainty Smith is a Toronto-based actor, burlesque performer, playwright, producer and curator. Her performances often tell deeply vulnerable stories regarding race, religion, sexuality and challenging social boundaries. She wrote Daughters of Lilith, which was part of B Current Theatre’s Playwright Incubation 2021 season, and Blood and Memory, which is currently being workshopped and supported by Obsidian Theatre. Smith has performed on many stages including Mayworks Festival, The Rhubarb Festival and the Luminato Arts Festival. She is the founder of Les Femme Fatales: Women of Colour burlesque troupe, the first burlesque troupe for women and femmes of colour in Canada.