Born in Prince Albert Canada, in 1990 Samantha Newmans passion for dance began at the young age of 4 where she started her first dance classes at the Performing Arts Warehouse. At the age of 11 she was accepted to The National Ballet School of Canada in Toronto, where she then attended until graduating in 2008. During her time at the ballet school, she also had the opportunity to explore her dance further with a summer exchange program at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York.
Upon graduating, she was then accepted to Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy where she was accepted into the 3rd year of the 4 year program. In her last year she was an apprentice at Dance Works Rotterdam under direction of Ton Simons and in 2010 graduated from Codarts receiving her Bachelors of Dance.
In fall 2010 she began working at The International Dans Theater in Amsterdam. During her first season with company she performed around the Netherlands in the production “Puur Barbaars” under the direction of Jan Linkens & Jos Groenier. Her second season with the company she toured with the production “Zonnenkoningen” under the direction of Jan Linkens.
After 2 years with the company, Samantha was eager to explore other fields of the dance scene and began working as a freelancer. She started touring as a dancer and aerialist for Sensation Source of Light in 2013 performing in Romania, Russia & Dubai. Since then she has also worked as a dancer & aerialist for Sensations premiere shows in the Amsterdam Arena including “Into the Wild” 2013, “The Legacy” 2015 & “Angels & Demons” 2016.
Her experience in television began with live broadcastings of “It’s Showtime” Kickbox Galas performing live in The Netherlands, Poland & France. Since then she has had the opportunity to work as a dancer on other TV Programs including The Voice of Holland Liveshows, Superkids, & Lekker Nederlands and Hollands Got Talent Liveshows.
She has had the opportunity to collaborate with music artists for various videos. Music videos include Money- Next of Kin, Feel like Dancing – Nils van Zindt ft Sharon Doorson, & Lullaby – Bassanova. Samantha also had the opportunity to choreograph and perform for Guus Meeuwis’ live performance at Vrienden van Amstel in Rotterdam Ahoy. She also performed as a solo dancer for Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren in his tour film projections.
Other commercial brands that Samantha has had the opportunity to collaborate with include Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen & Fiat. She was the also the choreographer & performer for Proctor & Gambles Hugo Boss ‘The Scent’ Launch with live performances in The Netherlands & Belgium.
Samantha’s passion for fitness also has led her to opportunities working as a model and dancer for different fitness brands. In 2014 she began working for Nike Europe via Dancers at Work and since then has performed for Reebok and is now a model/dancer for Asics performing in coutnries such as The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark & Italy.