Sam Neas was born and raised in Atlanta, GA, and began his dance training at Studio 23 under the direction of Shannon Childers-Brown. Currently based in New York, NY, Sam lived in Los Angeles for ten years where he performed in various shows, including the television show Angie Tribeca. Sam has trained extensively with and assisted many choreographers and educators such as, Marguerite Derricks, Melody Lacayanga, and Stacey Hamada-Orleans. Most notably, Sam was a selected choreographer for the 2020 Capezio ACE Awards, a prestigious choreography competition held in Hollywood, CA.
Sam’s passion for teaching and choreographing has provided him with the opportunity to teach at world renowned studios such as Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway in New York, New York. He has also had the opportunity to choreograph and teach at many different studios around the country, as well as choreograph for professional companies including Affinity Dance Company. Along with these opportunities, Sam has enjoyed traveling nationally with the dance convention In Studio Dance as a contemporary teacher. His goal in teaching and choreographing is to challenge and expand the dancers comfort zone while creating an enthusiastic and constructive environment.