One of Stefan Smith's proudest professional accomplishments has been helping create a start-up venture called Music Audience Exchange that has pioneered ways to connect musicians with new audiences through innovative brand partnerships, multi-media content creation, and live stream and other events. In that role, he has developed expertise in the areas of music and personal image licensing. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Avant Chamber Ballet and volunteer with youth groups in the Dallas area. Stefan is a practicing attorney who studied at Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas School of Law. In his spare time he loves travel, cooking, fitness, nature, and the arts.
The Traveling Ballerina was a seed planted in Fall 2018 as a result of not having access to a consolidated site to find ballet performances worldwide. Over time, it has grown in team size, content, and readership as well as gone through a couple of makeovers.
It is now being cultivated into a more encompassing online newspaper with a more sophisticated design aimed at enhancing the user experience and creating a space for future expansion.