Ms.Samantha Pulsifer is originally from NH where she began dancing at a young age. She has had the opportunity to dance and train in multiple styles of dance in New York, Africa, London, California, and more. She has had the opportunity to be an instructor at the Legendary Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio and dance along side her crew Dancehall Funk since being here in LA. She has always had a passion for dance, and making a positive impact on todays youth that she new someday she would open a studio of her own. SDA was opened in Chatsworth, CA in 2018. Ms. Samantha is YPAD certified and a proud member of More Than Just Great Dancing. She aims to bring the best dance education to the Los Angeles Valley area and welcomes everyone with open arms and a big smile!
Mr. Andrew Moore
Mr. Andrew Moore was born in Jackson, Mississippi and is SAMPUL'S awesome tumbling coach. He started his career in performance during elementary school in show choir. He then continued to pursue performing by cheering for his high school team as well as for Mississippi Cheer Academy. Andrew competed twice at the USASF Cheerleading Worlds and coached a mini one level team to achieve multiple national championships.
My name is Heather Peckham. The performing arts have been my entire life! I have danced since I was 3 learning different styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, musical theatre, swing, and even polka! Growing up in a rural, southern town, I didn’t have many opportunities for the arts besides my one small dance studio I called home. After I left that town, I pursued a BA in theatre and proceeded to reach for the stars by diving into as many fine arts opportunities as I could. It has taken many years and so much dedication to proudly state that I am professionally trained in the big trio: singing, dancing, and acting. I’m always eager to broaden young minds and collaborate with youth by sharing the knowledge that I have cultivated for over two decades now. I’m excited to create, grow, and most importantly, have fun in my classes!
Ms. Nicole Lemelin
Nicole grew up on a horse farm in Connecticut and began her dance training at Starship Dance Theater. She attended SUNY Purchase and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance Performance. Nicole has toured internationally to Sri Lanka with Sea Legs Dance and spent the last 4 years performing with the award winning choreographer, Jenny Rocha, in New York City. As a dance maker, Nicole has presented her choreographic work at festivals in New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago. She is very excited to be a part of the Sampul family and share her joy of dance with her students!
Tatiana Susoeff started dancing onstage at three years old and has continued to chase the dream of dance into her adult life. Tatiana grew up outside of Sacramento where she joined a Childrens Ballet Company under the training of Pauline Von Thaden of the Royal Academy of Dance. She continued to branch out learning many different styles; some including modern, jazz, hip-hop, and also musical theatre. She received the Young Artist Award from the California Arts Council at age 16. Moving forward she attended CSU Sacramento as a dance major. Tatiana then followed the dream of dance to Los Angeles where she continued to train and work with many choreographers dancing professionally in the LA area. Throughout her career Tatiana has assisted in opening and teaching at many different studios and schools throughout California. She is very excited and thankful for the opportunity to join the Sampul family!
Mr.Bliss will be teaching Break Dance and Hip Hop on Saturdays! We're happy to have him as a part of the Sampul family with all his industry knowledge and talent he brings to the kiddos, not to mention his infectious energy.
Ms.Paula has been the office manager for SDA since the day the doors opened . She's always there to answer any questions you may have or just a friendly face to say hi to.