Corps de Ballet
An upstate New York native, Samantha Barczak received the majority of her dance training at Myers Ballet School. She continued her studies on scholarship at The Rock School for Dance Education, American Ballet Theatre, and the New York State Summer School for the Arts. She has performed as a guest artist with several American companies including Dayton Ballet, Northeast Ballet Company, Long Island Ballet Theatre, BalletFleming, and Contrast Dance Theatre, as well as serving as Ballet Mistress and Repetiteur for choreographer Christopher Flemings' ballets in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. In 2009, Ms. Barczak became a Principal Dancer and Outreach Coordinator for The Rebecca Davis Dance Company where she remained through the company’s last performance.
With a great passion for teaching, Ms. Barczak has been a Guest Teacher at various schools across the country and was a founder and Artistic Associate of the Philadelphia Ballet School. Ms. Barczak performed as a guest artist with Pennsylvania Ballet in productions of Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake, Sir Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée, and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, and she joined the Corps de Ballet for the 2011-2012 Season. She has danced featured roles in ballets such as George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Coffee), Raymonda Variations (Variation V), The Four Temperaments (Second Theme), and Rubies from Jewels (Tall Girl); Matthew Neenan’s 11:11; Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Carnival of the Animals (Cuckoo) and Swan Lake (Can-Can).