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Samaria Barnes

A small town girl with big city dreams, Samaria began dancing at the age of 6 at the Dothan School of Dance in Alabama. Under the direction of Tracy Solomon and Ashlie Solomon-Wells, she held the regional titles of Dance Masters Petite and Teen Miss Dance of Chapter 33. She has trained and performed in most styles of dance ranging from classical ballet to hip hop. Her stage and live performances include Southeast Alabama Dance Company, Atlanta Falcons Halftime, Southeast Regional Ballet Association, Alabama Dance Company, Regional Dance America, and National Choreography Intensive. After much success on the competition circuit, Samaria traveled to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer.

 

Since her move, she has worked with renowned choreographers including Brian Friedman, Parris Goebel, Jaquel Knight, & Chris Grant. She performed live with E-40 and was cast in the Hip Hop Wizard of Oz. Also, Samaria travelled with Mila J as a dancer on The Waiting Game European Tour. She has made several appearances in seasons 9 and 10 of the hit Fox TV show So You Think You Can Dance, and was cast as a main dancer on Nigel Lythgoe’s online dance show Every Single Step airing exclusively on go90. You can find Samaria dancing in Justin Beiber’s deeply impactful music video Purpose. For the release of the album NO ONE EVER REALLY DIES, she performed with N.E.R.D., at ComplexCon, one of L.A.’s largest culture festivals. Samaria has also been spotted dancing in the world’s first ever live movie commercial for The Greatest Showman on FOX. Most recently, she danced alongside Beyoncé in her history making, radically charged performance at the 2018 Coachella Music Festival. Samaria can be seen on the Grammy winning, Netflix documentary, HOMECOMING: A film by Beyoncé.

CONTACT INFO

Office: 334-730-0310 or 334-207-5924

info@esfta.com

Address

Pratt’s Mill Shopping Center

2072 Fairview Avenue

Prattville, AL 36066

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