Diversity of Dance Company Member - Hip Hop & Jazz
Samantha Barriento is a graduate of the Ailey/ Fordham BFA program and recently danced internationally with Ailey II. With the company, she was able to perform works choreographed by Adam Barruch, Troy Powell, Jennifer Archibald, Alvin Ailey, Dwight Rhoden, Manuel Vignoulle, Jean Emile, Ray Mercer, and other renowned choreographers. As a student at the Ailey school, she was a recipient of the Denise Jefferson Scholarship, awarded annually to one strong, emerging female dancer. She has also attended summer intensives across the United States, including Jacob’s Pillow’s Contemporary Dance Program, where she received the Lorna Strassler award for 2013.