Samantha is an extremely talented and dedicated classical dancer from Hove who has performed on stage in the West End, on television and at theatres all over the country. Samantha was offered a funded place at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts however due to financial circumstances, covering the cost of her accommodation was becoming an challenge for her family. The Starr Trust awarded £5000 to Samantha to pay for her dance school accommodation.
Samantha says: “I can’t thank the Starr Trust enough for supporting me with my future full time training at Tring - without which I would have had to leave and give up on my life ambition of becoming a professional dancer.”
Update December 2016
Samantha will be performing in Aladdin at the Manchester Opera House for 7 weeks running from Fri 9 Dec to Sun 8 Jan 2017. Following that in February 2017 she starts a contract as a dancer with P&O Cruises for 6 months where she will rehearse for 2 months in Southampton and then join their ship the ‘Azura’ on 16 April. Her contract will include tours of the Canaries, Mediterranean, Bruges & Amsterdam, the Norwegian Fjords and Iceland. Well done Samantha! We wish you all the best at this exciting time.
Update March 2016
Samantha is going on Tour this April/May. Big congratulations! For more information on dates go to tringpark.com.
Update January 2016
Samantha is getting on very well at Tring. She returned on 5th January after her Christmas break, ready to complete their last full term’s worth of training before going out on their UK graduation tour in late April. She is currently working with choreographers Anthony Dowson, James Cousins and Jenna Lee.
Just before Christmas, she also performed in and co-directed their graduation show ‘Departures’ which was set in an airport and explored the wide range of characters that could be found there. As well as performing in 5 dance numbers, she took on the role of co-director which certainly proved a new experience for her.
All the students are now also embarking upon their search for employment in the industry so auditions are round the corner.
Update Summer 2014
Samantha has been cast as one of the principal roles in Tring Parks School for Performing Arts’ senior dance show which is a phenomenal achievement.
Update Spring 2015
The Starr Trust has agreed to fund Samantha for a further year at Tring Park School.