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At the age of 3, Sammii began her passion for performing, after watching Lord of the Dance and shortly afterwards, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats”. Once seen, she was smitten and took every opportunity to get on stage thereafter.
She enrolled at the East Lancashire School of dance at the age of seven, where she continued her training until the ripe old age of 18!
At the age of 11, amongst all the years of study, Sammii successfully auditioned as a dancer in a professional pantomime company touring the North West. This led to annual work which later led her to being promoted to Dance Captain and Choreographer’s Assistant.
She gained distinctions in all her final exams scoring A* in both Performance Studies and Dance. In fact, she scored the highest marks across the UK for that year
During her studies she played iconic roles such as Carmen in Fame, Meat in We Will Rock You and Sophie in Mamma Mia.
After her ground-breaking results at A Level, she was asked to take part in Youth Dance England's 'Young Creative' project. This involved taking part in a residential course at White Lodge Ballet School in London where she later performed at the Royal Opera house in Covent Garden and in Manchester’s at The Palace and Lowry Theatres.
Her work history then goes into overdrive!
She became part of a choral group named the Arden Angels who performed in various venues across the UK, one of which led them to workshop and to perform with the London Community Gospel Choir and an appearance on ITVs Britain's Got Talent.
All these opportunities have led to some very exciting jobs such as gigging with a Madonna tribute called MDNA as one of the dancers, performing at events such as the Weymouth Olympic Festival and during Cowes Week and more recently successfully auditioning as a dancer on The Andy Williams Christmas Spectacular tour 2015 with The Osmond Brothers themselves! Working with such huge talent as the brothers, has inspired Sammii to continue her dream.
Outside performing, Sammii is a qualified Zumba & Burlexercise Instructor who also teaches at an Acrobatic Academy during the Winter Period. Sammii regularly trains & performs as an Aerialist on the Lyra Hoop and Aerial Silks, something that has become a huge passion and a real specialist skill!
At the age of 19, Sammii joined Away Resorts as Dance Captain / Dancer /Singer at Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park.
At the start of her third season, she was promoted to Assistant Entertainment Manager. She went on to return as Entertainment Manager at Whitecliff Bay for the next few seasons.
In 2018, Sammii will begin her seventh season with Away Resorts, moving to the New Forest and taking the new role at Sandy Balls Holiday Village as Entertainment Manager. It will be a huge challenge into which she is ready to throw herself with great gusto and determination. Her scope of experience with Away Resorts makes her the perfect choice for this position
Sammii loves being part of the Away Resorts family, where she works alongside some incredibly talented people whom she is blessed to have as friends as well as colleagues. She is very excited for what the future may hold and can’t wait for the season ahead!
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