Samantha Franco- Recreational hiphop and competitive jazz
Samantha began dancing at the early age of three, at Maxine’s School of Dance, then later moved to The Dance Zone. When Samantha was eight she made the move to Danceology where she continues to train today in all forms of dance such as ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, acro, lyrical and pointe.
Samantha has assisted and taught class for the past three years and is also a part of Danceology'’s competitive team. During her fourteen years as a competitive dancer, Samantha has traveled throughout Canada and the United States winning many awards for her group and solo performances. In 2011 she was named Miss Teen Headliner in Niagara Falls , NY. Samantha has also received various dance scholarships to Orlando, FL and Los Angeles, CA.
In 2007 Samantha was accepted into Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts where she is currently completing her final year as a dance major. At the age of twelve she performed in The Nutcracker for both Cardinal Carter and the Xing Ballet Company dancing various roles. Samantha has had the pleasure of learning from some of the greatest choreographers of her time such as Allen Kaeja, Tiger Martina, Leon Blackwood, Everett Smith, Eryn Waltman , Donyelle Jones, Linda Garneau, Kojo Tuch Mayne, Romeo Casellas, Tap Dogs, Denise Mele and many more.
Samantha is proud to be a Danceologer and is honored to be able to pass down her knowledge and love for dance. Danceology has been a second home to her and holds a special place in her heart ! She is so excited to be teaching and looks forward to another great year of dance!