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Samara

tap dancer.

teacher.

choreographer.

 

 

 

Bio

 

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 Nicholas Young's Sound Movement Dance Company, and Chloe Arnold's Apartment #33. As a choreographer, Samara is in her third season as an Artist in Residence at the American Tap Dance Foundation. Additional creative work has led her self-produce 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 and musicians through her work with KSP: Kiho Samara Project, and Solomon Hoffmans "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 teaches on faculty for auditions and Summer Intensives with the Joffrey Ballet School.

 

 

"On The Rise" - Dance Magazine (August 2015)

Press

NY Times - Rhythm in Motion 2015  photo by Vitaliy Piltser

NY Times - Rhythm in Motion 2015 

photo by Vitaliy Piltser

"As an art of making noise, tap can just as effectively explore silence. In “MidBloom,” Ms. Seligsohn and her three dancers, in Goth-inspired costumes, investigated both, punctuating their soundtrack (Poliça’s “Dark Star”) with unexpected pockets of stillness. (Ms. Seligsohn cites T. S. Eliot — “There will be time” — as her guide.)"- NY Times

NY Times - Rhythm in Motion 2016 photo by Vitaliy Piltser

NY Times - Rhythm in Motion 2016

photo by Vitaliy Piltser

"“Off Course,” set to a partly instrumental and partly a cappella version of the 4 Non Blondes hit “What’s Up?,” had plenty of durable dancing..." -NY Times

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Calendar

April 21 @ 8 PM

Felipe Galganni's TAP&TOM @ The Players Theatre

New York, NY

 

May 27 - June 3

The Tap Factor on Hapag-Lloyd Cruise Line - MS Europa 2

Cyprus --> Athens

 

June 20 - June 30

The Tap Factor on Hapag-Lloyd Cruise Line - MS Europa 2

Athens --> Venice

 

July 14 @ 7:00 PM

Tap Ellington @ Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York, NY

 

 

 

photography by Wallace Flores

 

 

Classes

STEPS ON BROADWAY / 2121 Broadway 3rd Floor, New York NY 10023)

BASIC TAP every Friday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

This class is ideal for anybody new to tap dance, or anybody who wants to refresh on the basics.

 

 

THE AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATION / 154 Christopher Street #2B, New York, NY 10014

BEGINNER TAP every Monday 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Perfect class for dancers who have learned the basics, and are ready to explore more technique, and longer choreography 

 

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP! April 10-May 15 - MONDAYS 7:30-8:30

We will start from square one and cover the fundamentals over a six week course. Loaner shoes are provided!

 

SUBBING/AWAY DATES

Away: May 27-June 30

Subbing: 

American Tap Dance Foundation: Tuesdays - Slow Intermediate 6:15-730 (Lynn Schwab) - April 4, 11, 18

Video

Live Performance / Music Videos

Choreography by Samara Seligsohn Music - "Dark Star" by Polica (No copyright infringement intended) Performed at the 14th Street Y

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As an art of making noise, tap can just as effectively explore silence. In “MidBloom, “ Ms. Seligsohn and her three dancers, in Goth-inspired costumes, investigated both, punctuating their soundtrack (Polica’s “Dark Star”) with unexpected pockets of stillness.
— The New York Times
OA3 - Co-Composed by Samara Seligsohn (Tap) and Solomon Hoffman (Piano). Performed on 4/12 at the 2015 WaxWorks Spring showcase at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, NY

Our first collaboration! Arrangement by Kiho Yutaka on Violin Samara Seligsohn - Tap Dancer -Video by Aleutian Calabay

Choreography by Christina Carminucci