HEY EVERYONE! Meet Australia’s very own Samson Smith! Samson is a dedicated artist who has worked as a youth worker for over two decades, assisting and mentoring young people from all walks of life through dance. Samson began his dance career at an early age, his movements and talents earned him the opportunity to represent New Zealand at Battle of the Year in Germany at age 12. Since then, he has toured the world to represent Australia at the World Hip Hop Championships, finishing 13th overall.
Samson is also a member of the very popular Justice Crew, an Australian hip hop music group that won the fourth season of Australia’s Got Talent! Justice Crew rose to fame with great success as they launched their debut single “Boom Boom,” which reached number one and was certified six-times platinum. They also made Australian history by debuting their hit track “Que Sera” at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for 9 weeks in a row. Samson has also traveled the world on tour with Janet Jackson, One Direction, Chris Brown, Pitbull, and Jay Sean. Wow!
Samson also currently owns and manages his own dance studio — Base 181 Studios — which was formed in 2016 and is the brain-child of Samson Smith and Chantal Curmi. They co-founded the studio to teach youngsters what they are incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about: Hip Hop, Breaking, and performing.
Base181 Studios is now a highly successful hip hop studio, and Samson has his own hip hop curriculum, Little Groovers.
According to Base 181, Hip-hop is not just any other dance form that can be learned from counting steps. Authentic hip hop dance requires the knowledge of its culture, expressions, understanding of beats, lyrical game, and ability to send a collective message through dance. Which Samson is a pro in!
“It’s more than just dance — it’s a tribe, a culture!”
Samson is also part of Sydney-based Social Media and Production company Caelverum’s Viber (influencer) network, and we have been given a heads up that they may have some very exciting collaboration projects coming up in 2022.
Stay tuned on their social media platforms! @_samsonsmith_ @base181studios @caelverum