Originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Samantha received her preliminary training at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. After graduating from UNCSA, Griffin went on to dance with Charlotte Ballet before joining Cincinnati Ballet in 2015. She was promoted to Corps de Ballet for the 2017-2018 Season.
In 2018 Samantha was recognized in Pointe Magazine’s “Stars of The Corps.” Since being with Cincinnati Ballet she has performed roles in a variety of classical and contemporary works by Septime Webre, Val Caniparoli, Georgie Balanchine, Nicolo Fonte, Ma Cong, Stephanie Martinez, Ohad Naharin, Jiří Kylián, Twyla Tharp, Helen Pickett, Cathy Marston, Travis Wall, Jennifer Archibald and others. Some of these principal and soloist roles include, Tall Girl in Balanchine’s Rubies, Dark Angel in Balanchine’s Serenade, Princess Tsarevna in Adam Hougland’s Firebird, Fairy Godmother in Victoria Morgan’s Cinderella, Tiger lily in Septime Webre’s Peter Pan, Carabossein Devon Carney’s Sleeping Beauty, and Garrett Smith’s Facades.
When Samantha is not dancing she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kitties, eating good food, having good drinks, traveling and exploring new places.