3DCA Faculty & Staff


Sam Painter, Instructor


Sam Painter started dancing at the age of 12 and received his training under Barbara English at English Theatre Arts.  He fell in love with dance, especially Ballet, and spent many years performing principal roles in the English Theatre Arts Performing Company.  Sam attended the Governor's School for the Arts where he continued his dance training.  In 2017, Sam went on to study at The University of North Carolina School Of The Arts under Brenda Daniels & Susan Jaffe.  Sam later moved to Chicago to dance in the Pre-Professional program at Hubbard Street Dance under the direction of Alexandra Wells, the director of Springboard Dance Montreal.  Sam is currently a resident choreographer and teacher at English Theatre Arts.  Sam is currently the Boys Ballet instructor for 3DCA, and also teaches Pas de Duex (partnering), Contemporary and Jazz.