Samara Atkins


Samara Atkins is an Oakland native and has been dancing, performing, and teaching hip-hop since 1999. Her mission is to utilize dance as a somatic tool for expressing, celebrating, addressing, coping, connecting, translating, and healing from our lived experiences. Atkins is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Mix’d Ingrdnts, with a mission to educate, inspire, and empower women, youth, and the community. She and her crew have been featured in various news articles, numerous dance festivals and awards, on the Harry Connick Jr. show, and KQED. She is also choreographer, member, and singer of the two-time GRAMMY-nominated children’s music group, Alphabet Rockers.