Toma Smith was a scholarship student at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School and the Joffrey Ballet School. She participated in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School’s Schenley Program and performed with the company at that time. She joined the Saint Louis Ballet Company in 1994 and became a principal dancer in 1996. She has also performed as a guest artist throughout the country and in Guam National Republic. Toma served as assistant to the director of the Saint Louis Ballet Company and has been teaching throughout the United Sates for over ten years.