Originally from Chesterfield, Michigan, Samantha Hunt specializes in modern, lyrical, jazz, jazz funk, stretch and improv. With over 25 years of dance training, she has found herself fully involved with every aspect of the dance world. Her training includes in class experience with Dennis & Dee Caspary, Gus Giordano (The Jazz Dance World Congress), Ray Savage, Mia Michaels, Jason Parsons, and Lauren Adams. Whether it be performing, teaching, directing, or judging, Samantha loves it all.
Loving to judge, Samantha has been judging for dance competitions for over ten years now. She hopes to make an impact on the up and coming dance stars around the country with her advice and love for the art of dance.
Throughout her performance career, Samantha has worked in numerous shows in Las Vegas. Her credits include: “Masquerade Show in the Sky”, Buck Wild, The Sopranos, Bite, and Sin City Comedy. She has also performed in many industrials, including: Beauty Craft and Maly’s Hair Shows, the NFL Thanksgiving Day Half Time Show and the Detroit Shock Team. Samantha has also worked alongside many celebrities throughout her performing years, such as Debbie Allen, Paula Abdul, and Enrique Iglesias.
Currently, you can spot Samantha proudly serving as the Assistant Director for Innovation Dance Company. As a teacher, she is well known for her creative concepts and visualizations in her choreography. Samantha has a knack for getting young dancers to open up in class and really express themselves through dance. She has been sought after for her choreography all over the United States, and enjoys traveling to share her love of dance with artists around the country. Her choreography, creativeness and hard work have won numerous national awards and many outstanding ovations. In 2011, her choreography was highlighted by the FDC and contributed to Innovation Dance Company earning the right to be called the number one dance company in the Northwest Region of the United States.