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Samantha is a Cuban Multi-disciplinary artist, so most of her time is spent around food and music. Her family immigrated from Cuba and eventually settled in upstate New York. Sam has toured internationally as a tour actor/director with Missoula Children's Theatre where she directed and performed in "Red Riding Hood: The Musical" and launched the world premiere of the Spanish language adaptation. 
She has performed Off-Broadway, regionally, on National Tours, in numerous Broadway workshops, and TV/film. A few performance highlights include Ars Nova, New York City Center, York Theater Company, Drama League, BAM, New Victory Theater, NYC Children’s Theater, American Dance Machine, La Mama ETC., and Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey. During her time in NYC Sam has performed in readings of new shows such as "Lippi: The Musical" at the famed Off-Broadway York Theater and Tony Award Winner Anika Noni Rose and Eugene Gwozdz's "Morgan Street: The Musical" featuring Tony Award nominees Kate Baldwin, Brandon Victor Dixon, and with Christian Campbell, Aisha DeHaas. She's shared the stage with Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart of "Memphis: The Musical", "Aladdin" and has honored Broadway legend Patti Lupone alongside Audra McDonald, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Sieber, Montego Glover, and Will Chase among others. 

She is also an accomplished puppeteer, writer and musician. She is Co-Artistic Director of Hit The Lights Theatre Co. based in NYC, which was a Company in Residence at Ars Nova, nominated for an Off-Broadway Alliance Award in 2020 for their show at New York City Children’s Theater and collaborated with Vogue Magazine for their 2020 March Cover Spread.

Samantha was part of the first
-ever POC-led Writers Room at Bay Area Children's Theater.
Her first published book is available on Amazon entitled "Pocket Guide For Imaginary Friends". Co-created and published with The Bay Area Children's Theater Writers Room.

.Samantha is an alum of Emerson College BFA Musical Theater and Atlantic Acting School (special merit award recipient).When not performing Samantha is an active art and social-emotional health advocate in her community and holds a certification in Implementing Social Emotional Learning and Character Development Curriculum from Rutgers University. She raises money and awareness for the Epilepsy Foundation and focuses on the social-emotional well-being and health of children and school communities using creative expression and conflict resolution.
Sam is currently a teaching artist/director at several arts organizations throughout NYC, such as Atlantic Acting School, Arts Connection, Production Advisor for the Broadway Junior Grant Program, and a mentor to Arthur Miller Fellows. She is currently a sitting board member for the arts organization Broadway Bound Kids.

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Photo: Ambe J. Photography
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