Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance master Sam works with some of the best young dancers in the country on her beautiful contemporary routine. The dancers all want to prove to Sam that they should be in her final 5. But who can bring the emotion of the dance to the stage of Smock Alley Theatre?


Samantha Lyons graduated from the College of Dance in 1994 and went on to specialise in contemporary dance and choreography at London Contemporary Dance School.Since graduating from LCDS she has worked with ground-breaking choreographers including Janice Garrett and Nicole Frobusch and companies including Torn Halves Opera Company, Akashic Dance theatre and Millennium Opera Company.Samantha was a soloist and core group co-choreographer in Stephen Koplowitz's site specific pieces, Genesis Canyon – Awarded Time Out Best Dance Production of 1996 – and 'Babel Index' 1998 for Dance Umbrella, U.K.Samantha has extensive experience in teaching all age groups including LCDS's Young Place and Evening School, London Junior Ballet and University College London. She became Assistant Artistic Director for The College of Dance in Dublin in 2010.