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Sam Gaitsch

Originally from Nashville, TN, Sam trained with Sarah and Tom Shoemaker, Jennifer McNamara, and Erin Law. In 2010 she was selected to attend the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Professional Division summer intensive. Sam then received her B.A. degrees in Dance and Psychology with a minor in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis. She was awarded the Ian D. Cramer prize for dance, and graduated magna cum laude in 2015.

Post-graduation, Sam started dancing professionally with Consuming Kinetics Dance Company. Sam became CKDC’s Creative Director, served as a youth and adult educator, resident choreographer, and administrator. Sam is a Learning Through Movement teaching partner with Springboard to Learning and a group fitness instructor at UMSL.

She has performed in works by choreographers Christine O’Neal, David Marchant, Cecil Slaughter, Dawn Karlovsky, Jock Soto, Rodney Hamilton, Sylvia Waters and Elizabeth Roxas, Kameron Saunders, Arica Brown, Madison DeWitt, and Lynn M. Bobzin.

Sam is currently pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Dance at Washington University- receiving training from Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd and graduating in May of 2018.