Samantha Diaz

A Journey of Dance, Resilience, and Transformation

Performance Artist, Director, Public Speaker, Choreographer and Burn Survivor.

Samantha Diaz, a native of Lima, Peru, embarked on a transformative journey to New York City two decades ago, driven by a profound dedication to the art of dance. The founder of DANCE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT INC., Samantha showcases her unique fusion of world dance styles, creating a captivating tapestry of cultures that has enthralled audiences worldwide.

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Her dynamic performances feature a blend of global dance traditions, including Bellydance, Samba, Flamenco, Bollywood, Latin, Cabaret, Hip-Hop, Snake Charming, Peruvian Traditional dance, and Contemporary. Samantha's talent has graced prestigious stages such as the Apollo Theater, Bollywood Music Awards, United Nations, Radio City Music Hall, and major networks like NBC, CW11, MTV, Vice, and TLC.


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 A groundbreaking achievement for Samantha was becoming the first belly dance choreographer to appear on and instruct contestants of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE in Ukraine. Beyond her performances, she serves as a certified teacher at Broadway Dance Center and a certified Pilates and Breathing Coach, exemplifying her commitment to sharing expertise with the next generation of dancers.

Internationally recognized, Samantha extends her influence through workshops and training sessions worldwide. Notable roles include being a Master Teacher and Director of "Belly Dance China" and the "Orlando Belly Dance Convention."

In December 2018, Samantha faced a tragic turn in her life during a show when an accident involving a fire prop resulted in severe burns covering 40% of her body. Despite immense challenges, this experience catalyzed a profound transformation, redefining Samantha's relationship with dance. With newfound purpose, she embraced dance as a vehicle for self-love, self-care, and self-awareness, creating a sacred movement experience resonating deeply with others.

Continuing to push artistic boundaries, Samantha ventured into the captivating realm of the "Sanddorn Balance" act by Rigolo Nouveau Cirque. This extraordinary act showcases her commitment to mastering diverse forms of performance art, demonstrating precision and focus in maintaining equilibrium on intricate structures. Samantha recently toured in Belgium with 45 shows in 15 days for Les Nocturnales by Luc Pettit.

Curator of Cultural Treasures with her Brand InspireGrace
Samantha Diaz extends her artistic passion beyond the dance floor, curating one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories crafted by indigenous families in Peru, Colombia, Brazil, and Mexico. Through this initiative, Samantha not only showcases the rich cultural heritage of these communities but also plays a vital role in supporting their livelihoods. Each piece tells a story, intertwining tradition and craftsmanship, inviting individuals to wear a piece of cultural history while contributing to the sustainability of these indigenous families. Samantha's dedication to this cause reflects her commitment to cultural preservation and empowerment.

Samantha Diaz's biography is a compelling narrative of passion, resilience, and transformation. Her journey illustrates the power of dance to transcend physical and emotional challenges, emerging as a source of healing and empowerment. Through her unique blend of dance styles and dedication to self-discovery, Samantha invites others to connect with their inner Dance Soul and embrace the transformative essence of movement.

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Join The Movement!

Experience the magic of movement at the Orlando Belly Dance Convention! Join us on August 15th-18th at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel for a weekend filled with workshops, performances, competitions, and more. Directed by Samantha Diaz and Ana Evans, it's the ultimate celebration of dance, unity, and joy. Don't miss out – secure your spot now and let's dance together!

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