Samantha “Sami” Tavares started her dance training at the age of 3. Since then she has trained in a variety of styles such as ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, lyrical, tap, pointe, acro and more. She has successfully accomplished several ballet examinations through the Royal Academy of Dance including Advanced Two. Sami danced competitively for 13 years and received many overall awards, judge recognition awards and scholarships. Between 2014 and 2017, she competed with Airtight Entertainment Dance Company in hip hop competitions such as The Beatdown and World of Dance Toronto where they placed 1st in the Youth Division. She has also done various shows with companies such as Ballet Jorgen, Drayton Entertainment, and danced in a music video for Hedley. Sami started as a teacher’s assistant at the age of 10 and started teaching her own classes at the age of 15. Sami has always had a strong passion for dance and loves sharing that passion with her students.