Samantha Nagy-Chow

Samantha Nagy-Chow
Sacramento, CA
Joined 2013


Samantha Nagy-Chow grew up in Sacramento training at Deane Dance Center in Sacramento at 10 years old with Barbara Crockett, Allyson Deane, Richard Shi and Shirin Keyani-Rose. She attended summer programs at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and San Francisco Ballet School before moving to San Francisco at the age of 15 to train full time 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. There she performed Second Violin Soloist in Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Sanguinic Principal in Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments and Soloist in Peter Martin’s Eight Easy Pieces. She joined Cincinnati Ballet Second Company in 2013, was promoted to Apprentice in 14-15 and New Dancer for the 15-16 Season. Nagy-Chow participated in the Inaugural Choreography Workshop choreographing a world premiere piece, Raison d’être. 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!”
 

Frisch's Presents The Nutcracker
Photography: Peter Mueller 
The Kaplan New Works Series 
Photography: Peter Mueller


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