We interviewed Sammie Rutter about her career so far and what to expect from her Creative Café on ‘Street Dance’ on Thursday 23rd March 2017.
How did you become an artist?
I have danced since the age of 3, taking part in community classes such as ballet, tap and modern. I soon began dancing competitively and was often placed in medal positions. This sparked my passion in dance and I went on to study a BTEC in Performance and then a dance degree.
Who and what inspires you?
Many things such as art, music, inspire me daily, other choreographers work but most of all, I am inspired by the students I work with, each group has their own style, strengths and flavour which is why each piece I create is so different.
What was the proudest moment of your career?
Recently, a group I teach at Leeds City College have auditioned and been accepted for FRESH 2017 and Breakin’ Convention Salford. I was extremely proud because many of the students involved have not performed in anything of this size before.
What do you think are the challenges for young artists?
I think it is so difficult for young artists to access training, there are so many classes around but these can often be too expensive for them. Also, the competition has grown, particularly since the rise of TV talent shows, the amount of people auditioning for dance jobs has grown significantly.
What can we expect from your Creative Café workshop?
Lots of fun and lots of energy.
Where can we find out more about you?
And don’t forget to Follow Sammie’s dance group! @EXPLOSIVE-UK