Inside|Outside with Samantha Speis

An artist with a long history with Dance Exchange, Samantha Speis is returning to the DX studios as part of our Inside|Outside series this April. Take a look at Samantha’s bio below to get a sense of the rich movement experiences and histories she’ll be bringing to the studio with her. This is a class you won’t want to miss! Class description coming soon! Email matthewc@danceexchange.org to reserve your spot!

Samantha Speis has worked with Gesel Mason, The Dance Exchange and Deborah Hay (as part of the Sweet Day curated by Ralph Lemon at the MoMA). She has been a member of the internationally acclaimed dance company Urban Bush Women since 2008. She was the 2012 recipient of the Alvin Ailey New Directions Choreography Lab. Her work has been featured in venues nationally and internationally, including the Kennedy Center (Millennium Stage) and Dance Place. Samantha’s solo, The Way It Was, and Now, commissioned by Jerome Foundation was performed at Danspace Project for the Parallels Platform Series and was later invited to the Kaay Fecc Dance Festival in Dakar, Senegal. She has been a guest artist and taught workshops throughout the U.S., South America, Senegal and Europe. Upcoming projects include Jawole Zollar and Liz Lerman’s Blood Muscle Bone.

About Amanda Newman

A graduate of the University of Utah Department of Modern Dance, Amanda joined Dance Exchange in 2014 as Resident Artist, Communications Coordinator, and Youth Programs Facilitator.