Actress, Singer-Songwriter, Dancer and TV Presenter Samantha Dorrance began her career on Disney Channel after winning Disney’s Talent Search 'You’re The Star'.
After successfully releasing her debut music video on the channel, Samantha was given the opportunity to co-host the Disney Talent Show 'My School Musical'. She then flew over to Salt Lake City to work with the Disney Movie Surfers team on the set of High School Musical 3. This involved showing Disney Channel viewers behind the scenes of the Movie and getting exclusive interviews with the cast.
Dreamboats & Petticoats
Disney Channel 2014
Sam has performed in various plays, often playing the comedic character or love interest and several pantomimes, including playing Princess Jasmine alongside Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee in Paul's last ever performance and more recently in Peter Pan at the Marlowe Theatre Canterbury playing Wendy alongside her Dreamboats and Petticoats co star David Ribi.
Samantha played Tootsie, Mr Tumble's best friend and wannabe clown in the Stage show 'The Tale Of Mr Tumble'. The show was part of the Manchester International Festival and was televised and has aired on CBeebies since.
Sam also took on the role of Gertrude McFuzz in the international tour of 'Seussical the Musical' playing in Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Samantha then went into theatre for a while and played the lead role of Laura in Bill Kenwright’s 'Dreamboats and Petticoats' on the UK tour and in London’s West End. She gained rave reviews with fellow co-star David Ribi which can all be seen via the review page.
After Dreamboats and Petticoats, Samantha turned to Television again, playing the role of Zoe in BBC Doctors and presenting more TV Shows for Disney Channel.
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Samantha likes creating her own content and working on personal projects like music and children's TV pilot ideas. She has released her own Self written EP entitled 'GOING MY WAY' which can be found on iTunes and Spotify.
Samantha recently worked on a new TV pilot project called 'Sammy' written and created by Will Brenton (writer and director of The Tale of Mr Tumble) and Christopher Scala.
Samantha used her singing, dancing, acting and now puppetry skills to take on the role of the very popular puppy Skye in the UK's first tour of Paw Patrol Live's 'Race to the Rescue' which visited arenas around the country and Ireland.
Sam filmed another episode of the TV soap Doctors this year and has been on tour with Justin Fletcher in his new show Justin's Band. She has also played the lead in a true story from Lake Erie in Pennsylvania USA for Discovery Channel and has been presenting for the very popular Lego company.
Sam has just finished filming a brand new comedy called Extra Special Family about a family of TV Extras. In it she plays the daughter Janice and between now and Panto she is going to be filming a new children's show called 'Moll' in which she plays Moll.
At Christmas she will reprise her role of Wendy in Peter Pan at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield.
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