Throughout our lives, we meet people who inspire us by working hard and following their dream.
Samantha (Morris) Peters is one of those women.
She grew up in St. Louis and graduated from Lindenwood University with a BA in Dance in 2014. Post-graduation, she married Eric Peters and moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue a career as a professional dancer.
Shortly after arriving in LA, she was signed to Go 2 Talent Agency and began the hustle of going to classes and auditions…which has ultimately led to performances from New York to Bali.
“I’ve had the pleasure of dancing at LA Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Vistal Village at Coachella, the Mulia in Bali and countless other live performances in LA and around the country,” says Samantha.
She can been seen in several professional music videos and has worked with multiple artists including Rilan, Rachel Crow, Jermaine Paul, and most recently appeared in Lady Gaga’s “Stupid Love” muisc video!
Samantha has had an exciting dance performance career, but dance goes beyond the stage for her as well. She helped with the conception and opening of Elements Dance Space in 2017 in LA, where she now serves as Studio Manager and a Dance Instructor at this state-of-the-art studio serving 300+ students.
She also recently joined the team at Kinjaz, a world-renowned dance crew and lifestyle brand, to help with their new studio space, the Komplex.
Samantha has also been the Stage Manager for the Kinjaz dance competition, “Arena,” for the past two years.
She also assists fellow St. Louis native and dancer, Christina Grady, with her dance intensive, “What It Takes,” traveling to dance studios all over the country to teach dancers about the industry.
While Samantha feels she is living out her dreams in LA, she says she is always proud of her hometown and so grateful for all of the friends, family, and teachers she has in St. Louis and St. Charles who support her and helped her get to where she is now.
Dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. -Martha Graham