Samuel  Dawson

Samuel Dawson

Age Range
14 - 22
171cm / 5ft 7in
77cm / 30in
70cm / 28in
95cm / 37in

Iwi : Ngāti Kurī Tainui 

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New Zealand born Māori actor & dancer Samuel Dawson has been treading the boards of stage & Screen since they were 5 years old.  Samuel’s early passion was Dance, they’ve won several scholarships with one of Australia’s leading dance Companies, Brent Street performing Arts Academy where Samuel is enrolled for a 2-year Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance) in 2023 & 2024.

 In 2020 Samuel was cast in the highly acclaimed drama series Shortland Street playing the role of Sammy Hoskins for New Zealand’s leading production company South Pacific Pictures.  The Pandemic didn’t hold Samuel back and in 2021 when New Zealand was open and clear they were part of a group of dancers which performed to over 50,000 concert goers for the well-known New Zealand band Six 60. Samuel is currently on screens in both Australia & New Zealand in the new series for stan Australia Year Of! playing the role of George. 


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2023 Year Of George Phillips Stan Australia, Roadshow Rough Diamond Productions, Drama
2020 Shortland Street Sammy Hoskins aka Boogie South Pacific Pictures Drama


Year Production Role Company / Director
2022 Teachers Howick School Production, prod: Julian Dryden
2021 Grease Rizzo Howick School Production, dir: Jillian Dryden
2021 Six 60 Concert Dancer on Stage Eden Park Auckland, Choreographer: Todd Williamson
2021 Chromatic Soloist & Ensemble Momentum Productions
2020 Autonomy Trio & Ensemble Momentum Productions
2020 A Midsummers Night Dream Puck Howick School Production


Year Production Role Company / Director
2022 YEX 4 Music Video & Development Program Dancer Choreographer: Todd Williamson
2021 Winter Collection Model - Video & Stills Stirling Sports
2020 Music Video Zombie Dancer Alae Summer Thing


Year Production Role Company / Director
2021 BNZ 'Dancer' Dancer Ruskin - Choreographer: Todd Williamson


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2023-2024 Scholarship - 2 Year Fulltime Program Brent Street Performing Arts School
2020-2022 NCEA Drama - Achieved with Excellence Howick College
2019-2022 Momentum Pro Development Program Momentum Productions, dir: Kayla Page & Andrew Cezanne
2018-2022 Scholarship Weekend Workshops New Zealand Academy of Dance
2016-2021 Dance Workshops Kairos International Dance School
2016-2021 Scholarship Summer Intensive Brent Street Performing Arts School - Sydney
2016 - 2021 Scholarship Summer School Village Performing Arts School
2008-2021 Solo Seal Level - Contemporary, Jazz & Ballet Stewart Dance Studios, Teachers: Kim Stewart, Sarah De Lille, Peter Kemble
2020 Jane Campion Workshop - (Power of the Dog) Jane Campion - Sydney
2016-2019 Brent Street Summer Intensive - Scholarship Phoenix Dance Studios


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