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Sam Picart

Sam began his formal dance training with his Aunt Jennifer Picart-Branner (formerly of the Frankfurt Ballet) when he was 18. He received a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts and has studied on scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet in New York City. Sam has danced featured roles in the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Jose Limon’s ‘Psalm’, and Camille A Brown’s ‘New Second Line’. He is also a founding member of Ashani dances directed by Iyun Ashani Harrison. Recently, Sam was the chosen winner of Ellen’s Dance Off competition and was a featured guest on the show. Currently, Sam teaches, choreographs, and performs all over the US with Seattle as his home base. In Washington, Sam teaches in Greenlake, Bremerton, Downtown and West Seattle.