“My path of creating happiness,sharing passion
Born in a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada, much of my childhood is filled with memories of dancing. I knew already from the age of 4 that I wanted to be in the studio and dancing to the music. At the age of 10, I was accepted into The National Ballet School of Canada in Toronto where I then studied and trained at until graduating in 2008. During my last year of studies at NBS, I also had the opportunity to go on exchange for 3 months at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York which opened up my eyes to the dance world even more.
After graduating from NBS, I was then accepted to Codarts: Rotterdam Dance Academy where I had the privilege of entering into the 3rd year of the 4 year program. In my last year of studies I was an apprentice at Dance Works Rotterdam, and in 2010 graduated from Codarts receiving my HBO Bachelors of Dance.
Since graduating I’ve gotten to explore different sides of the dance scene, working with companies such as The International Dans Theatre and Dutch National Opera & Ballet and later on moving more in to the commercial dance scene. From performing in shows with musical artists, film, TV and concert programs, model/dancer for brands like Nike, Asics, Reeboks, and performing as an aerialist and dancer for several years with Sensation White.
In 2017 I had my first film debut working as a dancer/actress, for the movie “The Conductor” and in 2018 I was the lead dancer and assistant choreographer for Sensation Rise which toured through Mexico, India, Poland, Thailand & Spain.
Although my dance life has shaped most of my career, fitness has always been a big part of my life as well. Since 2013 I have worked as a personal trainer and nutrition coach, training a variety of clients to reach their goals and build a stronger and healthier lifestyle. For the last 4 years I have trained private clients both out of Rotterdam and online, and also have my own BootyBuilding 101 Workouts in Rotterdam that have been going for the last 3 years.
In the end of 2018 I also began working at People’s Place Gym from PVH in Amsterdam, working together with the nutrition team and also in the gym as a barre instructor.
I am grateful every day to have built a career on my love for dance/movement/body/nutrition/training and seeing how they all intertwine. Now my biggest goal is to help others discover and reach their own best potential.
To see more up to date and behind the scenes info or even find out more about my training style and programs, be sure to follow me on social media! And remember…
Love your body. Love the journey.
“love your body. love the journey” – Samantha Newman
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with love, Samantha Newman