Sammi Rader holds a Master in Social Work and a minor in Dance Education. She has specific experience in hip hop, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, and tap with 18 years experience as a dance instructor and choreographer. During her dance career, Sammi participated on Various competition teams and was an award winning dancer on both the local and national levels. Sammi has danced professionally and choreographed for the Roanoke Dazzle Dance Squad, a National Basketball Association Development League (NBDL) dance team, and the Roanoke Steam, and Arena Football League (AFL) dance team; both located in Roanoke, VA.
As an instructor, Sammi has been recognized for her choreography on both the local and national levels, winning numerous Choreography Awards, Judges Choice Awards, High Score Awards, and Overall High Score Awards. Sammi is also a licensed Zumba instructor. By teaching at New Castle Dance and Music Academy, Sammi hopes to encourage and enable students to understand and appreciate movement as well as their own creative ability.