Born in Sydney, Samantha Hines studied at New Zealand School of Dance in 2010, before landing her dream job at the Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) in 2012: “It was my dream”. She travelled extensively with ADT with works including G, Proximity, Multiverse and Be Your Self. She was part of the company’s ensemble when they won the Green Room Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble for Proximity in 2013. Samantha was part of the world premiere season of Naught in 2013, choreographed by Daniel Jaber.
Since leaving ADT Samantha has had a busy time as a freelancer working on a range of projects including with Stephanie Lake on Pile of Bones. Samantha started 2017 with an amazing performance in Attractor choreographed by Lucy Guerin & Gideon Obarzanek with Dancenorth. For Attractor, Samantha was nominated for the Helpmann award for the ‘Best Female Dancer in a Ballet, Dance or Physical Theatre Production’. Attractor took out the Helpmann award for ‘Best Choreography in a Ballet, Dance or Physical Theatre Production.’
She has recently joined the Dancenorth ensemble, she is loving Townsville and being a part of Dancenorth: “It’s a really nice environment”. She is currently working on a range of works including the upcoming Brisbane Festival season of Attractor.
Samantha has a warm and attractive personality that complements her unique and fabulous dance style. She explains:
“the weirder you are the more unique you move, the more you are going to get hired for that role”
You can hear interviews with many of the choreographers that Samantha has worked with on Delving into Dance:
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