Sam Shapiro is a classically trained ballet dancer and teacher. As a young dancer, he started ballet under his mother’s teaching at Wake Forest University. At age 11, he trained at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Sam graduated with commendation from The Royal Ballet’s Upper School. He has danced in numerous productions with The Royal Ballet, including “Cinderella” and “Firebird.” He has also danced with prestigious companies worldwide, including Boston Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theater, Tulsa Ballet, Fort Wayne Ballet, Ballet National de Panamá, and The Royal New Zealand Ballet.