Sammie Denham is a Canadian born dancer, aerialist, choreographer and instructor, with an extensive background in the performing arts. Her strong versatility has made her a successful, sought after artist in the industry, allowing her to travel the world while accomplishing an extremely multifaceted career.
She began her training in Vancouver, Canada as a member of Harbour Dance Center’s Intensive Training Program and the Source Dance Company, and has since worked consistently in live stage, television and film. She has danced for artists Elise Estrada and Mariana’s Trench, performed at live at events such as the 2015 Pan Am Games Closing Ceremonies and the Times of India Film Awards, and danced with local Vancouver companies The Darling’s Cabaret and The Lover’s Cabaret.
Following her time in Vancouver, Sammie had the privilege of travelling the world performing in three original productions for Royal Caribbean Productions, created by Moment Factory. A highlight of that experience was performing in a show called The Fine Line, an outdoor aqua show, in which she was part of the original cast and performed in and out of the water as a dancer and aerialist. As of 2019, Sammie has taken on a new role at Royal Caribbean as an assistant choreographer and rehearsal director. Most recently Sammie was part of the creative team for Royal's newest Aqua show - AQUA 80. Sammie is thankful for the opportunity to continue to grow and move up within such an amazing company.
As an instructor, Sammie’s dynamic and challenging choreography, combining both athleticism and style keeps her in high demand. She spent years on faculty at Vancouver’s Harbour Dance Centre, returned to work for the Lover’s Cabaret as a choreographer, and taught and choreographed internationally as part of Joffrey Ballet School’s audition tour, as well as choreographed for their New York Summer Program’s showcase. She has also worked as an assistant choreographer for Miss World Canada, SYTYCD National Dance Day, and Josie Walsh’s (Ballet RED) choreographic piece for Joffrey West, Joffrey Ballet School’s LA Summer Intensive.
Sammie also toured as an assistant to world renowned choreographers with Groove Street Productions Dance Conventions, and successfully created and directed the annual ‘Summer Wake-Up Workshop’, a week-long dance intensive that took place annually on the beautiful Sunshine Coast for seven years from 2011 to 2017.
Sammie now resides and works in New York City, with her husband Kevin. If you’d like to stay updated on her upcoming projects and adventures, follow Sammie on Instagram @sammiedenham