Chanel DaSilva

Chanel DaSilva

Artist-in-Residence Spring 2018
Image: Chanel DaSilva.
Bio
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. DaSilval has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Eliot Feld, Doug Varone, Jose Limon, Jessica Lang, Alvin Ailey, Robert Battle, Camille A. Brown, and Lar Lubovitch. DaSilva is a 2004 Presidential Scholar in the Arts and a 2011 Princess Grace Dance Honorarium Awardee.

From 2008–2014, DaSilva 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, DaSilval 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, DaSilva 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.

DaSilva is an artist-in-residence at Harvard Dance Center in the Spring 2018 creating a new work on The Harvard Dance Project, along with choreographers Peter Chu and Shamel Pitts. Performances will take place at Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke St, on April 26-29, 2018
 

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