Samantha Hope Galler

Corps de Ballet

Hometown:  Bedford, Massachusetts

Samantha Hope Galler, a Bedford, Mass. native, spent 13 years training with The Ballet Academy, Inc., under the direction of Frances Kotelly in the Cecchetti Method. She performed six seasons with The Northeast Youth Ballet under the direction of Denise Cecere. She continued training, on scholarship, with Boston Ballet School and received the PAO Merit Trainee Scholarship. She received the NFAA Honorable Mention Award in Ballet. Galler spent summers training at Boston Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Boston Conservatory. She danced with Cincinnati Ballet in their 2008-2009 season under the direction of Victoria Morgan.

Galler spent five seasons with Alabama Ballet under the direction of Tracey Alvey and Roger Van Fleteren. During her tenure there, she was promoted to principal dancer. She had the honor of performing some of her dream roles including Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, The Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, The Sylph and Effie in La Sylphide, Myrtha and Moyna in Giselle, Dryad Queen and Mercedes in Don Quixote, the Rancher’s Daughter in Agnes De Mille’s Rodeo. Her Balanchine roles included Dark Angel in Serenade; The Sugarplum Fairy, Arabian and Lead Marzipan in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™; and the principal roles in Allegro Brillante and Tarantella. She has also performed in Jiří Kylian’s Sechs Tanze, and Van Fleteren’s Shostakovich and Romancing Rachmaninov, both world premieres. Galler joined Miami City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2014.

Roles since joining MCB

Richard Alston
Carmen

George Balanchine

Allegro Brillante
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia)
Bourrée Fantasque
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Sugarplum Fairy)
La Source
Raymonda Variations
Serenade (Russian Girls)
Swan Lake

Symphony in Three Movements

John Cranko
Romeo and Juliet

Paul Taylor
Mercuric Tidings
Sunset

Sir Kenneth MacMillan
Carousel Pas de Deux (Louise)

Twyla Tharp
Sweet Fields

Classical Repertoire
Giselle, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot (Peasant Pas de Deux)