Samuel DeAngelo, born in Yorba Linda, CA, began dancing at the age of 18. After discovering his deep passion for dance, he pursued collegiate education in dance at Santa Ana College, which led him to seek further training at Chapman University. In May 2016, he graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Dance Performance, receiving multiple awards in both choreography and performance. Samuel has performed with companies such as Anaheim Ballet, Ponybox Dance Theater, Shieldwall Dance Company, and choreographers such as Belinda Adam, Andrea Gise, Talia Moreta, Amanda Kay White and Jennifer Backhaus. He has also participated in notable intensives including Backhausdance, BODYTRAFFIC and Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC). This is Samuel's first season as a company member of Backhausdance.