Samantha Spriggs (she/her) is an Atlanta based independent dance artist, educator and mom to three daughters. Her choreographic work has been presented in Chicago, New York, Dallas, and Atlanta, and has been adjudicated at the American College Dance Festival. Sammy has presented research at the Society of Dance History Scholars/Congress on Research and Dance conference, and has experience in technical theater and sound design for dance and theater productions. Her choreography and teaching work emphasize the intersections between performing arts and social justice. She believes that dance and arts education cultivates strength, confidence, empathy and provides the tools necessary to be a good human. Sammy is on faculty at Dance Foundry teaching Modern Technique, Adult Ballet and Creative Movement, and teaches in the Middle School at The Friends School of Atlanta. She recently became the Chairperson on the Board of Directors for Atlanta-based dance company Bautanzt Here.
Sammy has been working with DanceATL for the past three years as a volunteer and is thrilled to be more involved in supporting dance in Atlanta in her role as Operations Manager. In the past, she has served as a curator and Program Facilitator for DanceATL’s A.M. Collaborative Program for its inaugural and second seasons respectively, in addition to serving as the chairperson of DanceATL’s Education and Research Committee.