Samuel Chester began training at the age of twelve and this is his twelfth season as a professional dancer. Mr. Chester has performed soloist and principal roles in The Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, Petrushka, Don Quixote, Diana & Acteon, Le Corsaire, The Nutcracker, and Paquita. He has performed contemporary works such as Cirque du Ballet, Strings, Just About, C to C: Classical to Contemporary, Tango Fusion and Alonzo King’s Map. During the summers of 2006 to 2008, Sam was sponsored by the United States Embassy to perform at the 3rd, 4th, and 5th GALA INTERNACIONAL DE DANZA in Montevideo, Uruguay, during which Sam received high acclaim for his performances. He has also been invited to be a guest artist throughout the United States and abroad.