Samantha Vottari

Samantha Vottari

Born in Adelaide, Australia, Samantha started her professional studies at the age of 16 under a scholarship at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School in Melbourne, Australia. During this time with only 17 years old, she represented Australia at the International Cecchetti Ballet Competition in Manchester, UK, reaching to the finals of the competition.

At the age of 18, she left Australia to live in New Zealand for 3 years, where she studied on a scholarship at the New Zealand School of Dance and danced choreographic works by Edmund Stripe, Val Caniparoli, Jo Funaki, George Balanchine, Nils Christie.
During her time in New Zealand, she danced on secondment with Royal New Zealand Ballet for 3 months in their Swan Lake season, under the direction of Ethan Steifl.

From 2015 to 2018, she danced for the company Victor Ullate Ballet in Madrid, Spain. She danced in works such as El Sur, El Amor Brujo, Pastoral, Carmen, Jaleos, Samsara, Tierra Madre, El Arte de la Danza, Bolero, between many more.

In the last four years, she has been dancing with Leipziger Ballet – Oper Leipzig in Germany, dancing choreographic works by Mario Schröder, Martin Harriague, Uwe Scholz, Cayetano Soto, Edward Clug, Stanton Welsh, Jean Phillippe Dury, Jeroen Verbruggen. She has also danced principal in Edward Clug’s Faust as Gretchen, soloist in Cayetano Soto’s Uneven, soloist in Martin Harriague’s Prince, and soloist in Mario Schröder’s Magnificat.

From September 2022, she entered the company as Corps de Ballet under the direction of Joaquín De Luz.

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