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Samantha Stillwell

Corps de Ballet

Joined The Sarasota Ballet in 2023 as Corps de Ballet.

Born: Maryland

Training: Washington School of Ballet, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy

Previous company: None

Favorite quote:What is done with love is done well.” ~Vincent van Gogh.

Favorite role: Being a Willi in the ballet Giselle. I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to portray an ethereal, ghost-like character, as it was very different from any other role I have performed. The beautiful score, composed by Adolphe Adam, is one of my favorites and sets the tone for the entire performance. I found that the delicate and graceful choreography allowed me to showcase my strengths and have confidence in my performance.

Favorite costume: Romantic tutus – they are timeless and a true representation of classical ballet. I admire the way they flow and move with the dancer, unlike classical tutus, which sometimes appear stiff. In a performance of Raymonda with The Washington School of Ballet, I had the opportunity to wear a light pink romantic tutu with floral embellishments which I greatly enjoyed.

Fun fact: I love dogs! I have two pit bulls at home, named Jules and Junior, whom I am going to miss when I move to Sarasota.