Samantha is a native of Queens, New York, starting her training at a nearby dance studio at the young age of three. Her love for dance continued on as she began to train at Laguardia Performing Arts High School and The Ailey School, where she was a recipient of the Donna Wood Fellowship. She went on to graduate from Fordham University with a BFA in Dance, immediately after joining Ailey's second company, Ailey II. In Ailey II, Samantha was given the opportunity to work with highly esteemed choreographers, such as Dwight Rhoden, Manuel Vignoulle, Jean Emile, and many others. She also performed Mr. Alvin Ailey's masterwork Revelations.
Samantha went on to freelance with such companies as Nimbus Dance Works and Elisa Monte Dance. She has performed in The Red Dress fashion show and was a featured artist on Zoe Saldana's media and news company Bese. She most recently was a featured dancer on tour with Step One Dance Company aboard the Zuiderdam ship for Holland America Cruiseline, where she travelled around the Caribbean, performing and exploring the world.
My Latest Projects
Step One Dance Company
Samantha most recently returned from her travels around the Caribbean with Step One Dance Company. She performed in 'Humanity',
'Stages', and 'Resonance', which she had the privilege of workshopping in its creation. Each show presented her with a variety of styles to master and grow in. She is grateful to have been able to travel while performing and hopes to do so again soon.
Samantha is back to teaching in real life and is SO EXCITED about it. You can find her at ((305))Fitness and TMPL gyms NYC teaching classes and personal training. Come sweat and smile!