Linda Eve Samuels-Elchak is a passionate mother, dancer, choreographer, and educator. Linda has had the privilege of being trained with teachers from the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, the Mark Morris Dance group, the American Ballet Theatre, the New York City Ballet, The International Ballet of Cuba, the Denishaw School, and Isadora Duncan Dance Repertory.
Linda focused her attention at a young age in dance education to develop her skills and knowledge in “dissecting the body” for proper dance training. Linda uses her talents to teach dancers how to access their potential and was responsible for overseeing the Resident Artist Program at The Center for Contemporary Dance in Orlando, Florida, where Nao Dance collective was born and raised.
Linda's passion is to reach as many people that she can to help influence their outlook on the dance arts. The technical training she provides dancers is not a fast one. She independently trains professional dancers to access their own body wisdom to dance longer and stronger throughout their career.
Linda Eve Samuels-Elchak is also the founder and artistic director for Nao Dance Collective; Central Florida’s Premier Structured improvisational Dance Company. Nao Dance Collective travels to surrounding areas to bring art to communities that would normally not have access to it.