BIO

Samantha Gabriel is a dance educator, choreographer, and freelance performer based out of New Hampshire.  She received her Master's in Dance Education from New York University specializing in the professions and higher education. Samantha currently teaches all over the Seacoast area in both private studios and academic institutions. In 2018 she started a pilot dance program at Cocheco Academy of the Arts, and brought dance to the school for the first time. Previously she was the Assistant Executive Director at Sole City Dance, a non-profit dance education organization. 

 

Samantha's choreographic work ranges in styles and settings. Her work has included concert, competition, recreational, and theatrical stages. She has been a choreographer for many Seacoast Repertory Theater productions in Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME. 

Productions include Newsies, High School Musical Jr., Frozen Jr., and Elf Jr. 

 

Samantha has also performed professionally throughout the east coast. Her performance credits include WAXWorks, Dumbo Dance Festival, Ballet Inc. The Series, MultiPurpose Dance Project, Dance Research Forum Ireland, Universal Studios Orlando, and Shelter: A One Billion Rising Event. She was a Jazz & Contemporary trainee at the Joffrey Ballet School where she studied under leading industry professionals. Samantha has had to opportunity to dance with a variety of companies including Neoteric Dance Collaborative, DanceKerr & Dancers, Aries in FlightLevel Dance Company, DFS Company, and Dance Tallahassee Performance Company.  

Teaching Experience:

  • Cocheco Academy of the Arts

  • Sole City Dance

  • Berwick Academy

  • Musical Arts of Dover

  • Great Bay Academy of Dance

  • Connecticut Dance Center

  • Elite Dance Complex

  • NYU, Steinhardt- guest artist

  • Ultimate Dance Florida

  • Dance Fusion Studios of Tallahassee

  • Florida Dance Masters- assistant teacher

Performance Experience:

  • Portsmouth Music Hall

  • Keene State

  • Radio City Music Hall

  • Ailey Citigroup Theater

  • Beacon Theatre

  • Jack Crystal Theater

  • Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center

  • TADA! Youth Theatre

  • Frederick Loewe Theater

Awards:

  • 2016 Emerging Professional Award, NDEO Jazz Dance Conference 

  • 2014 Choreographic Excellence Award: Nexstar, Starpower & Believe National Dance Competition

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2016 Emerging Professional Award Recipient

-NDEO Jazz Dance Conference

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