Samantha McCormick

Artistic Director / Co-Founder

Sam is a Dance Artist with over 15 years of professional experience, primarily around community practice, dance for health, and positive social change. Sam has a passion for working with people, and loves to explore and discover, providing a inclusive space for people to take risks and be themselves. Sam believes in joy, love, kindness, friendship, and fun, so you’ll find these are at the core of Curious Motion too!

Sam has a wealth of experience working with people who are new to dance, disabled people and those living with long-term health conditions, children and young people, and older people. She believes strongly in the power of dance as a social art form – where people can make deep and meaningful connections to themselves and each other, and so she founded Curious Motion to enable her to bring this to more people.

Outside of Curious Motion, Sam is also Head of Dance for Flamingo Chicks, an inclusive dance charity that provides opportunities for disabled children to dance alongside their friends. She also works on an ad-hoc basis for English National Ballet and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds. She is also a Trustee at Ascendance and Voluntary Action Calderdale.

Sam has recently been nominated for One Dance UK’s Dance in the Community Award and AWA Dance’s Women in Dance Leadership Award.

Sam trained at Bretton Hall (University of Leeds), the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, and she completed her MA in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School.

Sam smiling and facing the camera on a light grey background and wearing a purple t-shirt.