Instructors

Sammie Hills III

A native of Jacksonville, FL Samuel began his work as an artist at a young age. Beginning his leadership talents leading a dance group during grade school, graduating and then moving on to college at FSCJ where he furthered his technical training and becoming one of the company managers of Danceworks. This along with teaching at many dance schools and studios including “Don’t Miss A Beat” for musical theatre, Florida Ballet , Atlantic Coast Dance. Samuel has also worked as assistant choreographer for the musical Hairspray, and choreographer for the production of FSCJ’s “Peter Pan” . This success sparked Samuel to soon become a choreograph for pageants, special events and champion dance team within the south region. All within just two years of studies, training and work spiraled a working partnership which would be the beginning of a new dynamic chapter. Samuel erected his own production and dance company, Mega Mind Productions, LLC. This was only the start of a successful partnership that would change the arts and dance scene in Jacksonville. Now as acting Co- Founder, CEO of a successfully growing company. Together him and his business partner produced original full stage musicals including the acclaimed “Emmett’. Samuel knew it couldn’t stop there. During this successful rise he began to lead a small group of adult dancers who have become what is known now as “Diamond Squad” a twelve member group with a make up of diverse technical styles and training very quickly evolved and doubled in numbers. Samuel then knew what it would take to build even a stronger platform, Sh3 Moves Me Entertainment, a system of three separate dance company in one, Diamond Squad, Selphire and most recently welcomed Paragon Essence. Samuel now a producer, choreographer, dancer and leader plans to reach further heights in his success. Samuel thanks his mother, family, and friends for all their love, help, and support of his craft.