Sam Crouch is a dancer from Charlotte, Michigan, now residing in Chicago, Illinois. He is a recent graduate and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Department of Dance at Western Michigan University. He has performed with Western Dance Project, the traveling ensemble of WMU’s Department of Dance, from 2013-2014. Sam has worked with renowned guest artists and choreographers such as Eddy Ocampo, James Gregg, and WMU faculty members, David Curwen, Carolyn Pavlik and Jeremy Blair. Sam has had the opportunity to perform Ohad Naharin’s Excerpts from Kyr and Anaphase, staged by Michal Sayfan, Gerald Arpino’s Viva Vivaldi, staged by Willy Shives, Antony Tudor’s Continuo, staged by John Gardner and Amanda McKerrow, and Lew Christensen’s Con Amore, staged by Leslie Young. Through WMU he has also performed in different art grants, dancing for the Zupko grant project in 2013 and in the first Luscombe Grant, Picture Us, in 2014 choreographed by Bree McCormack. Outside of WMU, Sam has had the opportunity to perform at many dance festivals, including Detroit Dance City Festival, Brighton Dance Festival, and Motor City Choreographer Collective. In early 2014, he was asked to guest perform with Wellspring Cori Terry and Dancers in their 2014-15 season. Sam is excited to further his career in the city, now entering his second season with Aerial Dance Chicago.