Samantha Hyde is a native of Akron, Ohio – home of Lebron James – and an avid Cleveland Cavaliers fan. Samantha holds a BA from Denison University in Dance, History, and Black Studies. At Denison University, she studied under Stafford Berry Jr. of African American Dance Ensemble (Durham, NC). She served as a Department Fellow, Research Assistant, and Teaching Assistant, as well as completing a senior thesis titled “An Exploration of Dance Education within Public Education and Community Organizations.” Samantha spent the summer of 2012 at Bates Dance Festival interning in the Young Artist Program (a festival-run arts summer camp for local students). She is an alumnus of a Denver-based AmeriCorps program, having served a year at a small arts-education non-profit. Samantha has been with Colorado Ballet now for nearly 4 years, originally as an Outreach Faculty member, in 2014 she became the Education Programs Manager and in 2016, she became the Director of Education. She currently serves as a selected member of the Colorado Dept. of Education (CDE) Content Collaboratives Committee for Dance, has published a unit of study for CDE and presented at the 2015 Colorado Dance Education Organization (CoDEO) conference.
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