Samantha Nagy-Chow

Samantha Nagy-Chow
Sacramento, CA
Joined 2013


“I started dancing when I was three. I begged my mom to let me take ballet class with my friends—plus I loved wearing tutus,” says Samantha Nagy-Chow. Nagy-Chow grew up in Sacramento, California, moving to San Francisco at the age of 15 to train with San Francisco Ballet School. She also graduated in three years from the acclaimed Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music with a B.S. in Ballet and an Outside Field in Education. She joined Cincinnati Ballet Second Company in 2013, was promoted to Apprentice in 1415 and New Dancer for the 1516 Season. Nagy-Chow loves to perform in ballets that require large corps de ballet, naming Swan Lake and Giselle, and says, “It’s an incredible feeling to all be dancing in sync. I feel that working in incredible corps de ballets like that creates a great sense of camaraderie between dancers. It’s important to me to feel like a team when we get on stage so we can all share energy, which helps and is more fun!”


Fun Fact: "Ballet started my passion for all things French. I started studying French when I was nine, have visited Paris twice and hope to live there someday!"

The Kaplan New Works Series 
Photography: Peter Mueller


2014-2015 Sponsors: Madelynn & Raymond Matlock and Cincinnati Dancewear
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2014-2015 Season Sponsors