Lyrical | Contemporary

Sam Nelson is a versatile dancer and choreographer originally from Austin, Texas who is trained in all styles of dance with a strong focus on Contemporary and Lyrical. He was a featured contestant on So You Think You Can Dance Season 16 and finished in the Top 15 Guys on the hit TV show. Sam has worked for artists Tame Impala, JP Saxe, Leroy Sanchez, Clinton Kane, and Nia Sioux. As a Company Member with Embodiment the Collective, Sam has performed at NBC’s World of Dance Championships, the Primetime Emmys, and Creative Arts Emmys. His choreography can be seen on America’s Got Talent, SYTYCD, and in numerous music videos. Some of Sam’s additional credits include Adidas, Ivy Park, Vidcon, Six Flags, and Amazon Prime TV. Sam lives in the LA area and is represented by Movement Talent Agency. He is on faculty teaching weekly classes at Millennium Dance Complex LA. Sam is a guest faculty member for the Dance program at Washington State University, the Dance program at Cal State Fullerton University, and is a featured choreographer for RedwallTutorials, MDC’s online dance platform. Sam enjoys working with dancers and studios across the country teaching master classes, intensives, and setting choreography. His intricate choreography, unique style, and award-winning pieces have won many National and Regional titles, choreography awards, and scholarships, and have earned dancers’ admittance into college dance programs including Juilliard, Marymount Manhattan, the University of Arizona, and more.

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