Director of Education
Samantha Hyde has been with Colorado Ballet for nearly 3 years, originally as an Outreach Faculty member, in 2014 she became the Education Programs Manager and in 2016, she became the Director of Education. Hyde holds a BA from Denison University in Dance, History, and Black Studies. At Denison University, she studied under Stafford Berry Jr. of African American Dance Ensemble (Durham, NC). Hyde served as a Department Fellow, Research Assistant, and Teaching Assistant, as well as completing a senior thesis titled An Exploration of Dance Education within Public Education and Community Organizations
. Samantha spent the summer of 2012 at Bates Dance Festival interning in the Young Artist Program (a festival-run arts summer camp for local students). She is an alumnus of a Denver-based AmeriCorps program, having served a year at a small arts-education non-profit. Hyde has taught dance and coordinated programming for multiple organizations in the Denver metro area including Colorado Ballet, Denver Public Library, and Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver. She currently serves as a selected member of the Colorado Dept. of Education (CDE) Content Collaboratives Committee for Dance, has published a unit of study for CDE and presented at the Colorado Dance Education Organization (CoDEO) conference in 2015 and 2016.