Sam Gilroy is a Choreographer, Curator, Mentor, Performer, Producer and Teacher.

Sam is Artistic Director of Sam G Creates, and is currently developing her newest dance theatre work: F WORDZ, supported with funding from Arts Council England (ACE).

A Dance Artist based in the South West, Sam is passionate about developing exciting and interactive conversations, classes, workshops, and performances. Sam makes uplifting socio-political work with, by and for local communities, inspired by personal stories from people across all ages to grow connections, representation, and a sense of belonging. She collaborates with professional artists and community members aged 8-78+ to create compelling and dynamic storytelling. Sam’s work is athletic, exciting, evocative, sensitive and relevant.

Sam is also creating the F WORDZ podcast supported by Our Version Media and SoCo Music Project, funded by Hampshire Archives Trust. #ComingSoon

Sam has been choreographing works with intergenerational groups since 2016. She’s created three indoor shows, with her second show InterArt: InterLaced (2018), an exhibition and live performance by an intergenerational cast aged 9-72 years old, premiered to two sell-out audiences. This project was funded by ACE and supported by Play To The Crowd, when Sam was an Associate Artist of Theatre Royal Winchester 18/19. Sam completed a Masters Degree from University of Chichester and toured internationally with Map dance in 2015, after training at Falmouth University in 2014, completing a BA (Hons) Degree in Dance with First Class Honours.

Sam performs indoor and outdoor work, and is currently touring a show: Pictures of You with Joyful JAMS, to Hampshire care homes for adults with dementia. Sam has performed in works by: Emilyn Claid, Grace Nicol, Hayley Bowkett, Jonathan Burrows, Katie Dale-Everett, Kuldip Sing-Barmi, Kerry Nicholls, Lîla Dance, Ofra Idel, Reside Dance and Rick Nodine.

Sam G Creates is the Company in Residence 2022-23 at Pavilion Dance South West, Supported Artist at The Point, and Associate artist at Theatre Royal Winchester.

Sam is also a Movement Director for Theatre For Life, and a producer for Clearcut having worked as Project Manager for DANCE SIX-0 company of elders, based at Salisbury Arts Centre, 2020-22.