Samantha Braine

Samantha began her career at an early age under the direction of Gina Forcella, right here at Dance Stop Dance Educational Center. Samantha trained diligently at our school and as a result, earned a large scholarship to the University of The Arts in Philadelphia. Recently graduated with honors from UArts, Samantha earned a BFA in Jazz Dance Performance. She was also chosen out of her fellow peers as the 2014 recipient of "Outstanding Performance in Jazz." Recently, she performed in a featured role in a work set by Hope Boykin, current company member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. While in Philadelphia she was also an intern with the Koresh Dance Company. Upon graduation, Samantha was invited to Chicago to train with the renowned Giordano Dance Chicago, America's original jazz dance company. Under the instruction of Nan Giordano, company director, Samantha earned her certification in Giordano Technique, allowing her to share this traditional jazz style throughout her teaching. Samantha is currently continuing her dance training & career in NYC.