Samantha Hope Galler


Hometown:  Bedford, Massachusetts

Samantha Hope Galler, a Bedford, Massachusetts native, trained for 13 years, in the Cecchetti method, with The Ballet Academy, Inc., under direction of Frances Kotelly. She took part in six performance seasons with The Northeast Youth Ballet under direction of Denise Cecere. She continued training on scholarship with the Boston Ballet School becoming a trainee, in her final year, and receiving the PAO Merit Scholarship. Samantha also received the NFAA Honorable Mention Award in Ballet. Her summers were spent training at Boston Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the Boston Conservatory. Samantha danced with Cincinnati Ballet in 2008-2009 under the direction of Victoria Morgan.

Pivotally, she spent 2009-2014 dancing for the Alabama Ballet under the direction of Tracey Alvey and Roger Van Fleteren. During her time there, she had the honor of performing major leading 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 in Giselle, Dryad Queen and Mercedes in Don Quixote, the Rancher’s Daughter in Agnes De Mille’s Rodeo, Dark Angel in Serenade, The Sugarplum Fairy, Arabian, and Lead Marzipan in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, and principal roles in Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante and Tarantella. She performed in Jiří Kylian’s Sechs Tanze, and two world premieres; Van Fleteren’s Shostakovich and Romancing Rachmaninov.

Samantha joined Miami City Ballet as a Corps de Ballet member in 2014 and was promoted to the rank of Soloist in 2018. Samantha is honored to have been able to establish a Mentorship Program Series for the pre-professional division of the Miami City Ballet School over the last year.

Roles since joining MCB

Richard Alston

George Balanchine
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Allegro Brillante
Bourrée Fantasque
Concerto Barocco
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugarplum Fairy)
La Source
Piano Concerto No. 2
Raymonda Variations
Swan Lake
Symphony in Three Movements
Theme and Variations
Walpurgisnacht Ballet

Brian Brooks
One Line Drawn 

John Cranko
Romeo and Juliet

Paul Taylor
Company B
Mercuric Tidings

Sir Kenneth MacMillan
Carousel Pas de Deux (Louise)

Liam Scarlett
Viscera (Soloist)

Twyla Tharp
Sweet Fields

Justin Peck
Year of the Rabbit

Alexei Ratmansky
Concerto DSCH

Classical Repertoire
Giselle, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot (Peasant Pas de Deux)
Romeo and Juliet, John Cranko

Jerome Robbins 
Dances at a Gathering (Mauve)
In The Night (Couple #2)
The Cage
The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody)
West Side Story Suite