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Presently with Miami City Ballet. Since joining Miami City Ballet, Samantha has performed as the Sugarplum Fairy and Lead Spanish in Balanchine's The Nutcracker, Hermia in Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and as the Harp Soloist in Balanchine's Raymonda Variations.
Samantha, a native of Bedford, Massachusetts, received her Cecchetti ballet training as a merit scholarship student from The Ballet Academy, Inc., under the direction of Frances Cavicchio Kotelly. She was also a member of the Northeast Youth Ballet for six seasons under the direction of Denise Cecere. She continued training with the Boston Ballet School, on scholarship, receiving the 2007 PAO Merit Trainee Scholarship.
In 2006, while training with Boston Ballet, she received the NFAA Honorable Mention Award in Ballet, placing her in the top five percent of participating high school seniors.
Samantha attended the Boston Ballet Summer Intensive for six summers. Highlights included Balanchineâ€™s Who Cares, and Allegro Brillante. She attended Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet for three summers, training under Marcia Dale Weary. In the summer of 2012, she trained at the Boston Conservatory in the Forsythe and Nikolais/Louis Modern and Improvisation Techniques.
She went on to dance with Cincinnati Ballet, after being chosen as one of three women selected from worldwide auditions, during the 2008-2009 season and received the Albano Trainee Fellowship.
Samantha became an Apprentice with the Alabama Ballet, in 2009, and was promoted to full Company Artist in 2010, eventually becoming a Principal in 2012. During her tenure with Alabama Ballet, Samantha fulfilled a professional dream by performing the dual roles of Odette and Odile in the 2012 production of Swan Lake. She went on to perform multiple iconic soloist and principal roles while with Alabama Ballet.
In 2014, Samantha joined Miami City Ballet under direction of Lourdes Lopez.
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