Samuel Asher Kunzman

September 11, 2015

Samuel Asher Kunzman (Tewksbury, NJ), began dancing at the age of 17. After joining the New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble under the direction of Nancy Turano, Samuel went on to receive his BFA in Dance from The Ailey School/Fordham University. There, he performed works by Alvin Ailey, William Forsythe, Lar Lubovitch, Martha Graham, and others. Samuel has danced for the Metropolitan opera, the New York City Opera, the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, and Ballet Hispanico’s BHDos. Samuel joined The Big Muddy Dance Company in 2017 and is currently based in St. Louis, where he is also on the modern faculty at COCA (Center of Creative Arts), directed by Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd. Samuel has presented his choreography nationwide, including noteworthy festivals in the NY/NJ area. He has created works for the Wanderlust Dance Project (Dallas, TX), AROVA Contemporary Ballet (Birmingham, AL), and several works for NJDTE, including choreographing for INKUBATE every year since its inception. Samuel’s dance film, READY (2016), can be viewed online and was a selection for the inaugural LA Dance Shorts Film Festival (2017).