Founder and Director for 35 years of Wakefield School of Dance, Grace has had an extensive professional and teaching career. Her dance background has enabled her to be adept at both teaching and choreography in the various departments of the performing arts.
She has toured with the U.S.O. entertaining our troops with many stars. Grace has taught and lectured dance in various schools and has given dance therapy in various hospitals to the handicapped and mental patients.
Grace Wakefield has choreographed many musicals including: Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, Wizard of Oz, Bye Bye Birdie, Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, Fiorello, Wish You Were Here, My Fair Lady and many others. Her students have gone on to fame in various shows, appeared in television, in commercials, and many more have become dance teachers.
In Dance Educators of America she held the office of membership chairman for 19 years, was Regional Director, served on the Board of Directors, and as President and Executive Director. In 1974 and 1987 she received an award from the Dance Educators of America in honor of her dedication and outstanding work.
Grace has judged for various organizations, as well as utilizing her expertise in business forums and children’s workshops coast to coast.
In 1990 she received the first Robert Christopher Award. In 1980 and 1991 Mexico honored her achievements in the Art of Dance.