Sam Scherzer
Actor, Dancer
Non Union
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
– Samuel Beckett

Sam Scherzer is a dancer, actor, student, performer, a brother of two amazing sisters, and an uncle to two adventurous nephews and a beautiful niece.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to Hamburg, Germany soon after. He spent seven years in Germany but found his love for dance when moving to Vancouver, Canada in 2009. Sam started off by taking just a few classes a week and as his love for dance grew he kept adding to it. Sam is known for his great attitude and respect in class as well as outside of dance. He picks up choreography and can apply corrections very quickly, and he is very adaptable to change.

Sam took part of the Half-Day Program at NSAD (North Shore Academy of Dancing) from 2014-2017. The program included upwards of 20 hours of training per week in various styles of dance including hip hop, jazz, ballet, broadway, lyrical, contemporary, and modern. Sam now trains and competes as a member of TwoFourSeven crew based out of Vancouver, as well as Illustrative Society – a training collective run by choreographer Joe Tuliao. Sam frequently travels to LA to participate in intensive workshops and to train and further his dancing abilities.

Some of Sam’s dance credits include Descendants 3 as a dancer, spending two summers as a dancer at the PNE Fair for the show ‘Action Austin’, and performing on CTV with singer “Warren Flandez”.

Sam is also actively pursuing his acting career. He does private coaching with Shannon Sturges in Los Angeles and Beatrice King and Albert Nicholas in Vancouver, along with scene study on on-camera classes.

Sam has been training martial arts for 6 years and is a second dan Taekwondo black belt. He trains approximately 4 hours every week and is part of the Leadership Team of Tony Kook’s North Shore Taekwondo.

Sam loves traveling around the world, spending time with family and friends, participating in dance conventions in the US and Canada, assisting kids Taekwondo classes, skiing, and listening to music.

Some of Sam’s fondest accomplishments have been to dance on stage with Justin Bieber during his Purpose Tour in Vancouver, being selected in 2014 and 2016 to dance at the Provincial Honour’s Performance with his hip hop group “Mischief”, as well as performing at the opening ceremony of the Taekwondo Junior World Championship 2016. Sam has won numerous awards in dance competitions as well as scholarships at conventions such as “Velocity” and “V.I.P.”.

He has made the Honor Roll in the past two consecutive years at Sentinel Secondary School where he is part of the French Immersion Program. He will attend the University of British Columbia in the fall of 2019.