“See the music, hear the dance.” – George Balanchine

Sam finds extreme exhilaration in sharing the stage with friends, when everyone’s adrenaline runs high and the common focus is on intense, coordinated movement. An accomplished dancer, Sam has already danced with the Boston Ballet, Ballet Academy East, and American Ballet Theatre through various summer residency programs. He will major in ballet, and is greatly looking forward to spending his time at IU melding his interests in dance, music, and various academic fields. He might even surprise you by demonstrating a few hula-hoop tricks! In his down time, Sam enjoys watching comedies like Parks and Recreation, and would like to one day have dinner with comedian Steve Carell. Though he has no great cooking or baking skills, he loves to eat and has pasta every single day. Sam would like to thank his family, friends, and teachers for all of their love and support.

He is the first Scholar from Saratoga Springs High School. Sam will hold the Alice Adelle Freese scholarship.