Samantha is passionate about advocating for dance and brings a unique energy to her classes that pushes dancers to take risks and remain curious. Her personal teaching philosophy is that dance
should foster individuality and provide a supportive environment to find ones creative voice. As an educator she values a safe environment where differences are welcome and encouraged.
A goal for her students is for them to walk away with a greater awareness of themselves and others. Dance helps develop critical thinking skills and the ability to make connections to the outside world. Her overall mission is to produce active, creative, and open-minded members of the arts community. Students that go on to be lifelong learners that question, reflect, and explore are incredibly important for the the art of dance and humanity as a whole. Through her network of fellow artists, educators, and advocates, she plans to guide her students into collaborative work that keeps dance important.