Samantha took her first dancing steps when she was 11, studying ballet, contemporary dance, ballroom, and flamenco.
In 2001, in Italy, Samantha discovered the Caribbean rhythms, and it was pure love. Ever since she hasn’t been able to stop dancing Salsa!!
She started teaching in Galway, Ireland in 2012, with “Dance Project.” In 2015, she invaded the Cork scene, opening Salsa Cubana Cork, later Salsa Cubana Dance Academy and Now The Tribe, which quickly became the leading Cuban Salsa school in Cork City and Ireland.
She continues to expand her knowledge and teaching techniques by attending numerous Salsa festivals, traveling to Cuba regularly, and training with teachers such as Yeni Molinet, Alberto Valdes, Roly Maden, Federico M. Nunez, and Valerio Perla just to name a few.
In 2018 Sam joined and completed the World Mastery Cuban Rumba Program for Teachers, taught by Alberto Valdes.
in 2019 Sam joined the Roly Maden professional certification for teachers, and in 2020, she becomes the first certified professional teacher of Caribbean dances in Ireland.
The passion she shares for this beautiful culture is addictive, and together with her strong personality, volcanic energy, and teaching skills makes her the most beloved and respected Salsa teacher in Ireland.