Samantha Collen, Artistic Director
Samantha Collen is the Owner and Director of Central Minnesota Ballet Academy, and Artistic Director of Minnesota Dance Ensemble. Ms. Collen is an internationally renowned dancer, Ballet Master, and choreographer. Samantha competed in Youth America Grand Prix and was selected and competed in the Varna International Ballet Competition – Bulgaria. Samanthahas danced professionally in America and abroad. Ms. Collen took and taught classes at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia and graduated from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia as Ballet Master/Rehearsal Master, Choreographer and Teacher. Ms. Collen works with theatre, opera and ballet companies throughout the U.S. and abroad.