Samantha grew up in the Austin, TX area where she trained at multiple studios including Star Dancers, Austin School of Classical Ballet, Dancers Workshop, and the Dance Spot. Outside of studio training, Samantha was a member of her high school dance team where she had the opportunity to spend her summers studying dance in LA and perform at the Lincoln Center in NY. She served as an officer her junior and senior year where she was able to teach and choreograph throughout the area. Samantha then went on to pursue an engineering degree at Texas A&M University and was a member of the Aggie Dance Team all four years and elected Co-captain and Captain her junior and senior year. During her time at A&M she performed at many A&M athletic events, attended Pro-Action dance camps in Las Vegas and traveled to SEC and NCAA basketball tournaments.