I'm Sami. A New York City-based actor, singer, dancer, freelance designer, voice teacher, and songwriter. When not working, you can usually find me wandering the north woods of Central Park, attempting to catch every new play and musical in town, playing my Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer, or playing a disproportionately competitive round of Catan with friends.
Born and raised on the Indiana side of Louisville, Kentucky, I am a proud graduate of the Musical Theatre program at Shenandoah University. I have since signed with The Hybrid Agency, moved to NYC, danced in pre-production workshops, appeared in Zoom readings, recorded demos, and fallen head over heels for songwriting. I spent the majority of 2022 and the beginning of 2023 singing and traveling Alaska, Hawaii, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, Australia, and New Zealand with Celebrity Cruises Entertainment. I am excited to hit the ground running in my favorite city upon returning.
My goal is to create work that encourages others to embrace their authentic selves and gently usher in a new era of equity and inclusion in the arts. I'd like to be part of discarding systems that no longer serve us as artists, and archive the "starving artist" motif. Our labor is valuable. No more shrinking.
I hope you do something that grounds you and inspires you today.
Lots of love,