Samuel Akins is from Birmingham, Alabama. He started his dance training at seven years old in the Alabama School of Fine Arts ‘Preparatory Program’, under the direction of Margret Galloway. He later attended ASFA as a full-time student before leaving for New York at fourteen. He trained at the School of American Ballet, where he had various performance opportunities with the School as well as New York City Ballet. Akins later joined Los Angeles Ballet where he danced for four years. While in LA he performed a number of ballets, specifically works choreographed by Petipa, Balanchine, and Bournonville. This is Samuel’s first season. He is excited to perform in Birmingham and work with Alabama Ballet.
Sponsored by: The Morning Adult Ballet Class