Samara was born in Bundaberg and danced at Ignite dance studios under the principal Dianne Smith for 12 years. Throughout this time she completed CSTD and RAD examinations as well as competing in numerous competitions. Moving to the Sunshine Coast to attend University, she began teaching at Just Acrobatics. During this time she also performed in the Just Acrobatics Elite Team where they achieved National Dance Champions at Showcase. Samara graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours). Her studies have enabled her to provide children with individualised sessions to meet each child’s goals, grading and adapting skills as needed.