Samantha Watson has been dancing for as long as she can remember. Originally from New Hampshire, she studied at the Brattleboro School of Dance in Brattleboro, Vermont for 13 years, training under Kathleen Keller, Mucuy Bolles and Robert Royce among others. She has attended various summer programs including The Rock School for Dance Education, Next Generation Ballet, José Mateo Ballet, and Burklyn Ballet. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School in May of 2019 where she received her BFA in Dance Pedagogy and a minor in English. Performing is Ms. Watson’s passion and she has danced in ballets such as George Balanchine’s Serenade, Valse Fantaisie and Symphony in C. She has performed as a professional artist in various productions such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Ballet Hartford’s Handel: Messiah. Ms. Watson was a company apprentice with the New York State Ballet for the 2019-2020 season, and was promoted to a full company member for the 2020-2021 season, where she performed soloist and corps roles in productions such as The Wizard of Oz, Dancing with Duke Ellington, and Paquita. She joined Island Moving Company for the 2021-2022 season as an IMC trainee.