Enid Smtih earned her BFA in modern dance from the North Carolina School of the Arts in 1999. In New York City, she danced with the Merce Cunningham Repertory Ensemble, Ivy Baldwin Dance, and Anita Cheng Dance, among others.
Regarding preparations for Variations V, Enid explains:
“What I’ve done is pick a few movements from Merce’s original choreography and developed my own phrases based on those movements. When the new phrases were complete I put them into order using random number selection. This random order of phrases was also designed to be flexible enough to allow for spatial variations (a TV in the middle of the room or a musician perhaps) and to include props at certain intervals.”