Samara Seligsohn

Joffrey Ballet School

Samara Seligsohn is a NYC Based Tap Dancer, Choreographer, And Teacher. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Barnard College (2012) with a B.A. in Dance, where she developed a focus on tap history, performance, and choreography. Upon graduating, she studied heavily under the mentorship of professionals such as Brenda Bufalino, Derick Grant, Lynn Schwab, and Nicholas Young, amongst others. She has appeared in choreography by Felipe Galganni, Derick Grant, Max Pollak, Leonardo Sandoval, and Tony Waag and has danced with companies including Brenda Bufalino’s New American Tap Dance Orchestra, Nicholas Young’s Sound Movement Dance Company, And Chloe Arnold’s Apartment #33. As a choreographer, Samara is in her fourth season as an Artist In Residence at The American Tap Dance Foundation. She has self-produced full evening tap concerts in NYC including “My Better Half” at Steps On Broadway and “On That Note” at Don’t Tell Mama. On the live music scene, Samara collaborates with some of New York’s rising composers and musicians through her work with Ksp: Kiho Samara Project, and Solomon Hoffman’s “Songwriters Orchestra”. Currently, Samara is working as Dance Captain and Choreographic Associate of two original concept shows by Christopher Erk with his company The Tap Factor Touring with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Spreading her love and experience of tap, she is on faculty teaching regular drop-in classes at Steps On Broadway and the American Tap Dance Foundation, and is on faculty for auditions and summer intensives with the Joffrey Ballet School.