George Balanchine's Tarantella - Melissa Dooley Photography
George Balanchine's Tarantella - Melissa Dooley Photography
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Daniel Azoulay
Daniel Azoulay
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Daniel Azoulay
Daniel Azoulay
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Jonathan K Taylor www.jontaylornyc.com
Jonathan K Taylor www.jontaylornyc.com
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Nikiya: Kingdom of the Shades Melissa Dooley Photography
Nikiya: Kingdom of the Shades Melissa Dooley Photography

Melissa Dooley Photography

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Juliet - Melissa Dooley Photography
Juliet - Melissa Dooley Photography
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Jonathan K Taylor www.jontaylornyc.com
Jonathan K Taylor www.jontaylornyc.com
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Eric Sokol
Eric Sokol
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Performer Educator Mentor

Samantha Hope Galler

Presently: Miami City Ballet Soloist

Samantha Hope Galler is a Soloist with the Miami City Ballet.  She is a native of Bedford, Massachusetts training for 13 years in the Cecchetti method, with The Ballet Academy, Inc., under direction of Frances Kotelly. Galler spent winters performing with The Northeast Youth Ballet under direction of Denise Cecere.  She completed her studies on scholarship with the Boston Ballet School and received the PAO Merit Scholarship during her Trainee year.  Galler received additional summer training at the Boston Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and the Boston Conservatory. 

Following her 2008 graduation from the Boston Ballet School, Galler joined Cincinnati Ballet under direction of Victoria Morgan as an Anthony Albano and K. Ann Choe–Albano Fellow.

She went on to join Alabama Ballet from 2009-2014 under direction of Tracey Alvey and Roger Van Fleteren.  Samantha was honored to perform most corps de ballet, soloist, and principal roles in their repertoire.  Pivotal roles include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Odette and Odile in Petipa/Ivanov's Swan Lake.

In 2014, Galler joined Miami City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet and was promoted to the rank of

soloist in February 2018.  She has been privileged to perform corps de ballet, soloist, and principal roles in a wide range of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Paul Taylor, and Alexei Ratmansky ballets among others. Major milestones include: The Sugarplum Fairy in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Dances at a Gathering, In the Night, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Carousel, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Symphonic Dances, Jewels, I’m Old Fashioned, Peasant Pas de Deux in Giselle, Allegro Brillante, Serenade, Mercuric Tidings, Viva; digital collaboration beside the Paul Taylor American Dance Company, and Raymonda Variations.

Samantha’s teaching career spans nearly 13 years in classical ballet technique and pointe work ages 6-85.  She has guest taught across the United States at ballet and performing arts schools like Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, The Chicago High School for the Arts, Alabama Ballet, Kirova Ballet, International Dance Academy, Schramel Conservatory of Dance, for Boston Ballet students, Live Oak Dance, Marigny Opera House in New Orleans, and for international students via zoom.

Samantha established a Mentorship Program Series for the pre-professional division of the Miami City Ballet School in 2018 that is now in its' third year.  She is founder of “The Dance Mentor”- an online platform offering unique and tailored mentoring programs for individuals and families in the dance community that will launch in 2022.