Island Dance and Gymnastics

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Sam Picart

Sam Picart (Kansas City,MO) began his dance training in urban street styles at the age of 15 and began ballet training at 18 under his aunt Jennifer Picart-Branner, formerly of the Frankfurt Ballet. Sam received a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in 2013 and in 2016 he was the chosen winner of Ellen's Dance Off competition and was a featured guest on the show. He has also worked with notable choreographers such as Mandy Moore, Camille A Brown, Victor Quijada and Iyun Ashani Harrison. While remaining a member of Iyun Harrison's Ashani Dances, Sam still finds time to make work of his own having choreographed for the the Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences, Cornish Summer Dance Program, the Seattle International Dance Festival, and Full Tilt. In addition to teaching in studios all over the PNW, he is teaching full time for Showstopper Dance based out of Myrtle Beach. Currently, Sam teaches, choreographs, and performs all over the US.