Sam Shapiro

Ballet, CharacterPreparatory Dance Program

Sam Shapiro hails from Winston-Salem, N.C. He began his ballet training at Wake Forest University with his mother, Brantly Shapiro. At age 11, he entered UNCSA. At age 17, he joined The Royal Ballet’s Upper School in London, where he danced for three years, graduating with commendation.

Mr. Shapiro has danced for Boston Ballet II, NC Dance Theatre, Tulsa Ballet, Fort Wayne Ballet, Ballet Nacional de Panamá and the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Some favorite works include, Dwight Roden’s "Broken Fantasies" and Mark Godden’s "Dracula."