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Samantha Griffin

Corps de Ballet | Winston-Salem, NC | Joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2015

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 then went on to dance with the Charlotte Ballet before joining Cincinnati Ballet in 2015. She was promoted to Corps de Ballet for the 2017 Season. In 2018 Samantha was recognized in Pointe Magazine’s “Stars of The Corps”. Since being with Cincinnati Ballet she has enjoyed performing roles in a variety of classical and contemporary repertoire. Some of these roles include, Tall Girl in Balanchine’s Rubies, Dark Angel in Balanchine’s Serenade, Princess Tsarevna in Adam Hougland’s Firebird, Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16, and Garrett Smith Facades.

Professional History

  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts: Preparatory Program, High School Program (2003-2013)
  • Charlotte Ballet: Apprentice, Second Company (2013-2015)
  • Cincinnati Ballet: (2015-Present)

Favorite Roles

  • Tall Girl in Balanchine’s Rubies
  • Carabosse in Devon Carney’s Sleeping Beauty
  • Garrett Smith’s Facades
  • Jiří Kylián’s Sechs Tänze
  • Dark Angel in Balanchine’s Serenade
  • Princess Tsarevna in Adam Hougland’s Firebird
  • Tiger Lily in Septime Webre’s Peter Pan
  • Nicolo Fonte’s Carmina Burana
  • Jennifer Archibald’s MYOHO

Competitions and Awards

  • Pointe Magazine’s 2018 Stars of the Corps
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