Frances Lorraine Samson(she/her)
Frances Samson is a New York based artist originally from Toronto, Canada. She trained at the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT), performing nationally and internationally as a company dancer and guest artist. Frances briefly attended Ryerson University’s School of Performance prior to officially joining the Limón Dance Company in the fall of 2017. As a company member, she has performed many of José Limón’s masterworks, as well as choreography by Doris Humphrey, Kate Weare, Francesca Harper, Madeline Hollander and Rosie Herrera. Additionally, she has had the pleasure of performing for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Walt Disney World, TEDx, Miss Universe Canada, New York Fashion Week and Rotary International. Frances is an artistic collaborator for WHITE WAVE Dance, Frog In Hand, and the multicultural project, The Gravity Between directed by Jacqueline Bulnes with original compositions by Niklas Emborg Gjersøe. In both 2018 and 2019, she was a resident artist at the Danish National Academy of Music (sponsored by the Department of Global Affairs Canada), culminating in performances across Italy and Denmark. Frances was the Director of CCDT's 2021 Young Apprentice Program and is currently a guest lecturer at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. She is a reconstructor for the José Limón Dance Foundation and is on faculty at the Limón Institute, teaching the Limón style of movement across Canada, Europe and the United States.