Frances Samson

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Frances is a former company dancer (2013-2015) and guest artist of the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, performing the works of José Limón, Colin Connor and Ofilio Sinbadinho Portillo. In 2016, she attended Ryerson University’s School of Performance prior to officially joining the Limón Dance Company in the fall of 2017. She has received additional training from summer studies with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Arts Umbrella. Frances has had the pleasure of performing for Walt Disney World, TEDx, Miss Universe Canada, Rotary International and Frog in Hand. She is currently a guest artist in the multicultural and multidisciplinary project, The Gravity Between directed by Jacqueline Bulnes in collaboration with Niklas Emborg Gjersøe. Frances has participated in numerous festivals such as the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the José Limón International Dance Festival (New York & Sinaloa), the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival and the Fringe Festival (Toronto & Rochester). Frances has had the opportunity to teach for Cawthra Park Secondary School’s Regional Arts Program, Peel District School Board, The Royal Theater Ballet School Odense and Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival, amongst others. Most recently, she was an Artist in Residence at the Danish National Academy of Music in Esbjerg, Denmark sponsored by the Department of Global Affairs Canada. Frances continues to freelance in Toronto, teaching, performing and rehearsal directing.

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    Joey Columbus

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    Terrence D. M. Diable

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    David Glista

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    Mariah Gravelin

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    Ty Graynor

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    Gregory Hamilton

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    Eric Parra

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    Frances Samson

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    Jessica Sgambelluri

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    Savannah Spratt

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    Lauren Twomley

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    Mark Willis

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    Nicholas Ruscica

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