Our founder, Samantha Smith, known professionally as Sammi Soprano is a professional actor and singer from Southern New Hampshire. She is a graduate of The Derryfield School in NH, then attended Manhattanville College, before transferring to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City, where she completed the musical theatre conservatory program. Sammi also has a background in early childhood education, having worked as a preschool assistant teacher in both NH and NYC, volunteered to teach music lessons at Easter Seals, and designed and directed a musical theatre extracurricular program for an elementary school.
Sammi has been riding horses since she was a little girl, and named the company after her horse, a chestnut mare named "Celestial Glow". She was our founder's soulmate and "once in a lifetime horse." Her name, and the healing incantation from Disney's Tangled, are the inspiration for the name of our company, Glow Princess Co. Sammi cannot wait to incorporate her love of horses, with her love of children's entertainment in the future by adding pony and unicorn visits to birthday party packages!
She began "princessing" while at school in New York and fell in love with it. She jokes that she never grew out of her "princess phase". When Covid broke out, she left NYC and returned home to her family in NH, but missed princessing so much that she decided to start her own company! Glow Princess Co. was launched in November 2020 in NH, moved and relaunched in Cookeville, TN in March 2021, and as of January 2022, has relaunched in Bedford, New Hampshire.
In addition to running Glow Princess Company, Sammi also works in children's theatre, community theatres, and teaches horseback riding lessons to kids and adults ages 2 and up.