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Samantha Huebner

Hometown:
San Marcos, Texas

Education and Training:
Ballet Conservatory of South Texas

My Friends Call Me:
Sam

What other organizations or dancers have you previously danced with?
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Texas Ballet Theater, Kansas City Ballet, Moving Arts Kansas City/Cincinnati, Northwest Arkansas Ballet Theatre, International Ballet Festival of Miami, American Repertory Ballet and Northwest Florida Ballet

What is your favorite thing about being a dancer?
As unsophisticated as it sounds, wearing tutus is my favorite thing about being a dancer.

Favorite role or costume so Far?
My favorite role I’ve ever danced is Kitri from Don Quixote, and my favorite costume I’ve ever worn is the Diamonds corps de ballet tutu by George Balanchine.

What do you want patrons to know about you?
I’m not afraid of failure. In fact, I think it’s an essential part of the experimental process that gets you to success. I’m definitely not afraid to take risks.

What do you think you’d be doing if you weren’t a professional dancer?
I would definitely be a commercial airline pilot!

Do you have a favorite sports team?
I have to say I’m a big fan of the Steelers, but if I don’t say that my dad would be heartbroken! Also have to give it up for Mahomes and his Chiefs!

Do you have pets? 
Yes! A big fluffy tuxedo cat named Walter, and his lazy-eyed siamese brother named Pinto Pancake Richard Chicken Crackhead Bean.

What are you most looking forward to this season?
I’m really looking forward to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and being part of a brand new production.

What are your biggest career highlights?
I was given the opportunity to tour Kansas City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” to the John F. Kennedy Center in D.C. in 2017.

What teacher, mentor or other influencer inspired you the most?
Keith Duncan was my teacher for most of my childhood and I definitely wouldn’t have made it this far without his guidance.