I have loved dancing since the age of three and at the age of fifteen started to train to teach, I am very passionate about it and teach and dance from the heart and Dancing is Emotion in Motion it is very true, I have been a fan of Strictly since season one and I am a huge fan of Dancing With The Stars and have watched all thirteen seasons and tonight was the best and most emotional episode I have ever seen, All the Celebrities had to pick a memorable year in their life and their feelings and emotions were put into movement war veteran JR Martinez who was severely injured in The Iraqi war and most of his body is covered in burns dedicated his Rumba to all those men and women who never made it home from the war. Karina Smirnoff choreographed the dance and it was the most beautiful Rumba I have ever seen and it brought me to tears,there was not a dry eye in the Hollywood Ballroom. It was so amazing I just had to write about it. The whole show was truly brilliant we even saw Len dancing the Twist with Chubby Chase in the results show. Truly amazing night and what an inspiration in Jr. Loved it. x
Sam trained at Guildford School of Acting where he studied on the three-year acting course but was awarded the school's singing prize.
In the West End Sam has covered and played Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Javert and Grantaire in Les Misérables (Palace), Weber in Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Hugo and covered Alex Dillingham in Aspects of Love (Prince of Wales) and Reuben in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London Palladium and Labatts Apollo).
Other theatre credits include: Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Chichester Festival Theatre), Judd in Another Country (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford), Shere Khan in The Jungle Book (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton), Carl in The Unexpected Guest (York Theatre Royal), Mudgekeevis in Hiawatha (Newcastle Theatre Royal and Billingham Forum), An Ideal Husband with Sir Donald Sinden (Redgrave Theatre, Farnham), Ivan in The Ten Commandments (Palace), Little John and King Richard in Babes in the Wood (York Theatre Royal).
Sam's UK tours include: Les Misérables , Aspects of Love and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat .
His directing credits include resident director for Les Misérables (Palace) and also for Les Misérables in Concert (Scandinavian arena tour) with an international cast and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Sam was also the director for Les Misérables in Concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra ( Powderham Castle and Broadlands Estate), The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber for RTE (Dublin International Concert Hall), Masters of the Musicals ( UK and Iceland tour), Celebration of Musical Theatre with Clive Anderson (Palace), Peter Corry in Concert (Belfast Opera House).
Sam's concert work includes: soloist in Jack in Review – a tribute to the theatre critic Jack Tinker (London Palladium), Grantaire and Bamatabois in Les Misérables in Concert (Belfast Odyssey Arena), soloist in Masters of Swing (Royal Albert Hall) and Friday Night at the London Palladium with Bruce Forsyth. His recordings include We Can be Kind (Crusaid) and Terrible Beauty for Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp.
His film and television work includes: PC Hall in The Bill (Thames TV), High Priest in Atlantis (BBC), Casualty (BBC), Sam in The Black Madonna (BBC Screen 2), Josh in Howard's Way (BBC), Prince Edwin in Avalon (Paramount Film) and Mike Basset England Manager (British Film Council)
by Sam Hiller
SAM HILLER will be giving a special guest appearrance at our Spring Ball, Thursday 17th March 2011. Sam has been on tour with The Brian Conley show 2010.