Chanel DaSilva Master Class


Monday, March 19, 2018, 7:30pm to 9:00pm


Harvard Dance Center, 66 Garden St., Cambridge

Image: Chanel DaSilva.New York-based dancer, choreographer, and educator Chanel DaSilva will lead a modern dance master class focusing on groundedness, musicality, and artistry. It will begin with a warmup consisting of exercises from Limón, Graham, and Cunningham techniques and conclude with Chanel's own original choreography to round out the experience. Fun, moving, challenging class!

This is an intermediate/advanced level class. Participants must be age 18 or over. Observers welcome! Participation is free and open to the Boston dance community. Due to limited class capacity, online registration is required for both participants and observers.


Registration is first-come, first-served, with priority given to Harvard University undergraduate students. Please note that your online registration will hold your space up until 10 minutes prior to the start of class. After that time, we will be admitting dancers who are present on a first-come, first-served basis. 

This class is offered as part of the Harvard Dance Center Spring 2018 Master Class Series, supported in part by the Office for the Arts (OFA) and the Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities at Harvard University.

Chanel DaSilva is a visiting artist at Harvard Dance Center this semester, along with choreographers Peter Chu and Shamel Pitts. These three choreographers are creating original works on The Harvard Dance Project student dancers. Performances will be at Farkas Hall on April 26-29, 2018.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Chanel DaSilva began her dance studies at The Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center and the Creative Outlet Dance Theater of Brooklyn under the tutelage of Jamel Gaines. Her training continued at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, The Ailey School, and Springboard Danse Montreal. She received a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes. Chanel has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Eliot Feld, Doug Varone, Jose Limon, Jessica Lang, Alvin Ailey, Robert Battle, Camille A. Brown, and Lar Lubovitch. Chanel is a 2004 Presidential Scholar in the Arts and a 2011 Princess Grace Dance Honorarium Awardee.

From 2008–2014, Chanel was a member of Trey McIntyre Project where she was the muse for many of Mr. McIntyre’s works. She now serves on the dance faculty of her alma mater, LaGuardia High School. In addition to being a dancer and an educator, Chanel has choreographed works for schools, universities, and dance companies across the country, including Idaho Dance Theater, Harvard University, LaGuardia High School, The Park Avenue Armory Artist-in-Residence Series, and The Juilliard School. Alongside her partner Nigel Campbell, Chanel is the co-founder and co-director of MOVE(NYC), a New York City based arts organization that provides Tuition Free dance and leadership education to talented NYC teenagers who are passionate and driven for a career in dance.

Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact 617-495-8683 in advance of your participation or visit. The Harvard Dance Center is accessible for individuals using wheelchairs.