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

A cross-disciplinary Artist and a new-mum based in the South West, Sam is passionate about developing exciting and interactive conversations, classes, workshops, performances and events, for all ages and abilities. Sam is trained in Contemporary Dance and Physical Theatre, and makes uplifting, feminist work, that is inspired by personal stories, and is created with community members and professional artists aged 8-78 years+ to make compelling and dynamic storytelling. Sam’s work is athletic, exciting, evocative, sensitive and relevant.

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

Sam is Artistic Director of Sam G Creates, and is developing a feminist, myth-busting, comedy-dance-theatre work: The F WORDZ show, supported with funding from Arts Council England (ACE). 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, most recently working with Theatre Workhouse and Multi Story Theatre as an Actor, for Climate Change Theatre Action (2023), and joined Burn the Curtain’s The Company of Wolves in the role of Wolf Alice (2023, Lee, North Devon). Sam toured Pictures of You with Joyful JAMS, to Hampshire care homes for adults with dementia (2022). 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 has also worked as a Movement Director for Theatre For Life, and as a Producer for Clearcut having worked as Project Manager for DANCE SIX-0 company of elders, based at Salisbury Arts Centre, 2020-22.

Sam created the F WORDZ podcast, supported by Our Version Media and SoCo Music Project, funded by Hampshire Archives Trust.

Working with others

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