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SAMANTHA DORRANCE
Representing Agent: Charlene McManus
Roles: Actor
BIOGRAPHY:
Samantha is an Actress, Singer/Songwriter, Dancer and TV Presenter and has been performing in the theatre and on screen since the age of 2.

Samantha played the role of "Laura" in Bill Kenwright's hit musical Dreamboats and Petticoats. She starred in the UK Tour before being transferred into London's West End at The Playhouse Theatre. The show then moved to The Wyndham's Theatre shortly after.

Samantha recently played the role of "Tootsie" in Justin Fletcher's stage show "The Tale of Mr Tumble" as part of the Manchester International Festival. The show later aired successfully on Cbeebies.

In her spare time, Samantha also writes music and in 2016 released her debut EP titled "Going My Way".

Samantha first won Disney Channel's "You're the Star" Talent competition [2007] and went on to shoot her very own music video which aired across the UK and Ireland. Disney then gave her the role of TV Presenter in "My School Musical" [2008] in which Samantha scoured the nation for UK talent. Shortly after, Samantha was flown to the set of High School Musical in Salt Lake City, Utah to interview the cast as part of Disney's "behind the scenes" series "Movie Surfer's" [2008]

'Laura is fabulously played by Samantha Dorrance; from her small frame comes a huge voice and more than any others she captures the periods vocal tone perfectly.' - Alexander Ray ( Reviews Gate)

'Samantha Dorrance, as Laura, is a perfect foil where her acting matches a big singing voice.' - Gordan Clayton (Edinburgh Guide) ‘Young Samantha Dorrance (Laura) is going to give Elaine Paige a run for her money soon’ - (Midsussex Times)

Other Theatre and Screen credits include: Margot in "And This Was Odd" [2009] "Death of a Nightingale" where she played the lead role of Tracy, a young girl with Cystic Fibrosis [The New End Theatre, Hampstead, 2011] Wendy in "Peter Pan" [Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 2009 - 2010] The title role of "Cinderella" [Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 2010 -2011] and [Epsom Playhouse, Epsom, 2011 - 2012] The Title role of "Snow White" [Middleton Arena, 2013] Zoe in BBC1 "Doctors" [2013] Herself, Presenting Disney Channel's "Dance Along" [2014] Disney Junior's "You Can Do It" [2014] The Tale of Mr Tumble [Manchester's Opera House, 2015] , Gertrude McFuzz, International Tour 2015] and Jasmine in "Aladdin" [Ipswich Regent 2015-2016]

Feel free to visit Samantha's YouTube Channel where you can watch her showreel and music videos.

Special Skills:
Singing: Mezzo-Soprano
Dancing: Ballet, Tap, Street, Modern, Ballroom, Latin
American, Theatre and Ice-Dance
Instruments: Guitar, Flute
Accents: English, West Midlands, Cockney (London),
American (Standard) Australian, East Coast Irish.


TRAINING:
Classic Academy of Dance
Youth on Stage
Central Youth Theatre
Birmingham School of Acting, B.S.A
ACTING CV:
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TELEVISION PRESENTING
PRODUCTION CHARACTER DIRECTOR PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISNEY CHANNEL DANCE ALONG Presenter Andy Williams Disney Channel

DANCE WITH DISNEY JUNIOR Presenter Andy Williams Disney Channel

LATE LATE SHOW Presenter N/A RTE

MOVIE SURFER'S Presenter Michelle Bornheim Disney Channel US

MY SCHOOL MUSICAL Presenter Amanda Robins Disney Channel

YOU'RE THE STAR Winner Amanda Robins Disney Channel

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