Sam DerGregorian is from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He started dancing at age 9 with La Mesa Dance Academy, and at age 16 he was a member of the New Mexico Ballet Company. While at NMBC, he performed in productions including The Nutcracker and The Wizard of Oz. He attended summer courses at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Ballet Chicago, Miami City Ballet School and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. He was invited to join the PNBS Professional Division, where he trained for two years. While at PNB he performed with the company, including productions of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Sleeping Beauty. With the school, he performed in productions including original works by PNB dancers, Jerome Robbins’ Fanfare, Pinocchio and Snow White.