Samantha Allen

Samantha Allen

Samantha Allan was awarded a 2017 CoMISSION Summer Intensive Award in collaboration with Devika Wickremesinghe.

Samantha Allen is a dancer and maker now living in Chicago. She’s had the pleasure of working with talented artists in NYC and Chicago including Colleen Thomas, Yanira Castro, Katie Workum, Julie Mayo, Shannon Gillen & Elizabeth Motley, Jessie Young, Buck Wanner, Erin Kilmurray and others. Her work has been shown in Los Angeles, NYC, Chicago and Puebla, Mexico. Most recently she assisted choreographer Colleen Thomas for an improvisation and composition workshop in Poznan, Poland. Through the Institut IDGAF she makes live work and films with collaborator Devika Wickremesinghe. She is an editor by day and also partners with filmmaker Christopher Cascarano on film and design projects.