Samantha has been teaching dance at The Academy of over 5 years. She works with both recreational classes as well as The Showbiz Kids Competition Company. Sam is an excellent choreographer and specializes in hip-hop. During the 2019 National Dance Competition, Sam’s hip-hop dance was the highest score and won the prestigious Teen Senior Classic Apogee Award. She grew up in Maryland dancing and competing with Calvert School of Dance, then became a teacher and choreographer at Gracie’s Guys and Gals Dance Studio. Sam also danced with the Washington Wizards for 2 years before moving to Newport News.