Sam Allen was born and raised in Manhattan where he graduated from New York City’s acclaimed “Fame” school, LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. This school provided him with many opportunities to develop his artistic craft and ultimately gave him his foundation in the entertainment industry.
After studying with the American Ballroom Theatre and the Harkness Youth Ballet, he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in choreography and graduated from the University of Southern California. He has been featured in many music videos, commercials, and television shows. In addition, he has choreographed feature films, the musical production "In The Heights," and national commercials for companies such as Nike, Almond Breeze, Canon, and Doritos. Sam has also choreographed music videos and live tours for artists including Todrick Hall, Mya, Cappadonna of Wu-Tang Clan and Dina Rae.
After choreographing the General Motors NY Press Event for the Auto Show at the Javits Center, he began to teach Hip-Hip Dance Classes at various dance studios in both NYC and LA. His choreography was featured in Carnival Choreographers Ball and was also awarded first place and best choreography at the United States Tournament of Dance Nationals. Sam loves the opportunity to tell stories through creative movement and enjoys inspiring people to dance. He currently teaches dance at various studios including the world renowned Edge in Los Angeles and Broadway Dance Center in NYC.