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Samantha Micklewright

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About Samantha Micklewright

SAMANTHA MICKLEWRIGHT, Company Apprentice, is from Arlington Heights, IL. She began ballet
classes at the age of two and displayed an early passion for all forms of dance. At seven, she
began taking flamenco classes with Margie Dziadzka; a former student of Dame Libby Komaiko.
In 2013 at the age of eleven, Micklewright was awarded a full scholarship with the Ensemble
Espanol Youth Company and began her formal Spanish dance training under the direction of
Sara Samuels. During her four year tenure with the Youth Company, Micklewright studied with
Julia Hinojosa, Jose Torres, Claudia Pizarro, Leticia Aravena, and many artists from Spain
including Carmela Greco, Paloma and Raquel Gomez, and Carlos Rodriguez. She has studied
ballet with Anna Czajun, Taryn Fates, and at Ruth Page with Patti Klekovic. Micklewright has
also studied in Madrid at Amor de Dios and the Conservatory of Professional Dance Carmen
Amaya. Micklewright is home schooled and attends part time classes at Buffalo Grove High
School where she is a sophomore studying Art.[:es]SAMANTHA MICKLEWRIGHT, Company Apprentice, was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois. She began ballet and tap classes at the age of two at DanceXpress Studio.  Samantha displayed an early passion for all forms of dance. By age seven, she started taking Flamenco classes with Margie Dziadzka; a former student of Dame Libby Komaiko. In 2013, Samantha auditioned for the Ensemble Español Youth Company, and was awarded a full scholarship.  This was the beginning of her formal Spanish dance training, under the direction of Sara Samuels.  During her four-year tenure with the Youth Company, Samantha also studied with Julia Hinojosa, Jose Torres, Claudia Pizarro-Saume, Leticia Aravena, and many artists from Spain including Paloma and Raquel Gomez, Carmela Greco, Pol Vaquero, Carlos Rodriguez, and Ángel Rojas. She has studied ballet with Anna Czajun, Taryn Fates, and also at the Ruth Page Center for Performing Arts with Patti Klekovic.  Samantha traveled to Spain to study at Amor de Dios in 2015, and the Conservatory of Professional Dance in 2017.  Samantha is home schooled and also attends part-time classes at Buffalo Grove High School, where she is a sophomore studying Art.

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