Easton began his professional career at the age of 17 with the renowned director and choreographer Michael Smuin. During his seven years with Smuin Ballet, he recreated numerous leading roles from Michael’s tenure as Director of San Francisco Ballet, as well as originating many roles created for him by Michael at Smuin Ballet. Smith would go on to work as a leading male dancer for the Sacramento Ballet, as well as Ballet SanJose where he met his wife, Haley.
Easton and Haley joined the cast of the pre-Broadway tour of Dirty Dancing whereEaston performed the leading role of Johnny Castle, as well as in the ensemble. Eastont hen joined the Broadway cast of Billy Elliot in New York City as Older Billy. After his work on Broadway, Easton and Haley decided to return to ballet and were invited to work with Ballet West under the direction of Adam Sklute as a Soloist. During his time with Ballet West, Easton also choreographed multiple pieces for the highly-acclaimedInnovations Program.
Easton has had the opportunity to work with some of the most influential choreographers, repetiteurs, teachers, and directors of our time.
After his retirement in 2013, Smith became a commercial helicopter pilot focusing on private executive charters, production, and aerial firefighting for the United StatesForestry Service. During that time, he also held the title of President of CoastalHelicopters, an aviation company based in the Los Angeles area.
Smith now has a successful Real Estate Group at the number one market center of the world’s leading brokerage.