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 continued to dance with The Charlotte Ballet before joining Cincinnati Ballet in 2015. She was promoted to Corps de Ballet for the 2017-2018 Season. Since she has been with Cincinnati Ballet she has enjoyed dancing roles in Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16, Balanchine’s Four Temperaments, Dark Angel in Balanchine’s Serenade, Tall girl in Balanchine’s Rubies, Nicolo Fonte’s Carmina Burana, and Garrett Smith’s Facades. Griffin was also recently recognized as one of 2018’s Stars of the Corps in October’s issue of Pointe Magazine. One of the things she enjoys most about working with Cincinnati Ballet is that she has the opportunity to perform roles in a variety of classical and contemporary repertoire.