Samantha McKinney is a Dance Artist, Teacher, and Content Creator based in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Her formal dance training consists of ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary dance styles. McKinney received her BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. For the past six years, McKinney has taught, performed, and choreographed dance works. She has choreographed and performed in venues along the east coast to include: Grace Street Theater, Dogtown Dance Theatre, Center for Performance Research, Old Rock School, and the Modlin Center for the Arts. While pursuing her dance career, McKinney also discovered a love for non-profit management and entrepreneurship. Therefore, McKinney was able to pursue and receive her MBA in Non-Profit Management from Lenoir-Rhyne University. Her goal is to use her knowledge to help develop and grow non-profit organizations and social enterprises within the arts. McKinney is married to her wonderful husband, Mark. They are both Marine Corps Veterans, and love going for long walks in the park. McKinney is grateful and thrilled to begin her first season as a dance company member with JOYEMOVEMENT!