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, Boston, 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. Christa Wallin
Ms. Christa has been born and raised in Southern California. She started off dancing at the age of 3 at her pre-school. When she got older she ventured into theater and color guard, but dance was where her heart belonged. At the age of 14 she joined a dance studio for the second time in her life. She trained, as well as, competed in different styles of dance in her studio time. After High School she joined Fullerton College's Dance program and expanded her knowledge of dance. Ms. Christa is very excited to share her passion for dance and everything she has learned with the students at Sampul Dance Academy.
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 as a Drop In teacher! 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.
Eliana Gonzalez is a Sampul Alumni and I has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She has trained in many different styles of dance like tap, ballet, jazz, and contemporary. I am currently a student at Cal State Fullerton to study biology.
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.
Ms. Liz Strano
Elizabeth Strano moved to Los Angeles from Vermont in 2018 to pursue her performance dreams. She began dancing at age 14 on her high school dance team, then attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she studied Dance, English, and Theatre, graduating with her Bachelor of Arts degree. While there, she received technique training in ballet, modern, dances of the African Diaspora, jazz, hip-hop, and improvisation, as well as studying dance history, anatomy and kinesiology, and dance composition. During her summer hiatuses, she attended the Bates Dance Festival Professional Training Program, studying with Jennifer Archibald, Rennie Harris, Angie Hauser, Vincent Mantsoe, Yin Mei, Donna Mejia, Alex Springer, and Nancy Stark Smith. After graduation, she continued her training at the ArchCore40 Summer Intensives in New York City and served as the Varsity Dance Head Coach/Choreographer at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, VT. Since moving to California, she has studied with Lando Coffy, Laure Courtellemont, Mikey DellaVella, James Marino, Claude Racine-Levinsky, and Tevyn Cole. When she’s not dancing, she’s walking her pitbull Dottie, trying a new recipe in the kitchen, or planning her next camping trip. She’s excited to share her passion for movement and expression with everyone who walks through the studio doors!