Mike Curb Programs in Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership

Samantha Stephens

Samantha Stephens


Sam Stephens is a recent ASU graduate with a bachelor's in industrial design. She currently enjoys working within the Phoenix Latin dance community on various creative projects. She also does branding, marketing, design, and social media work for Stilo Dance. Last year she co-founded ASU's first Latin dance festival, Latin Sol, as lead designer and assistant director and is already working on Latin Sol 2018! She has also recently founded another event, Latin Night at the Duce, in partnership with Stilo and downtown restaurant The Duce. It’s a Latin dance social that takes place every Thursday night at the Duce and offers social dancing and progressive training lessons.

What drew you to the Mike Curb MA in Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership program? What do you hope to accomplish during your time in the program?

I was attracted to the program because I saw that it would allow me to blend my passion for design thinking, arts, and culture with the interest in business leadership and entrepreneurial spirit that I have. During my time in the program, plan to expand my knowledge about working in and leading creative enterprises, learn from experienced mentors, make industry connections, and develop my applied project into the beginnings of a successful venture.