Dancers

First soloist

Photo : Eric Piché

André SILVA

Brasilia, Brazil
"Inspiration comes from within us. I always feel inspired to embrace life to the fullest. I see every difficulty as a challenge, a stepping stone. Overcoming challenges and exploring new things, ways of growing is the reason I joined Les Grands Ballets."
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Training

1990-2000 Academia Royal de Ballet e Dança Nivia Emmrich (Brasilia, Brasil)

2001–2002 The Harid Conservatory, Boca Raton

2002–2003 Houston Ballet Academy

Career

2003–2008 Texas Ballet Theater, principal dancer

2009 Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, demi-soloist

2010 Promoted to soloist

2011 Promoted to first soloist

Repertory

André Silva performed leading roles in Ben Stevenson’s Coppélia (Franz), Cinderella (the Prince), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio, Romeo), Sleeping Beauty (the Prince), Swan Lake (Pas de trois, Prince Siegfried), among others. For Les Grands Ballets, he has danced in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Romeo and Juliet, Christian Spuck’s Leonce & Lena, Stephan Thoss’ Searching for Home, Marco Goecke’s Pierrot Lunaire, Fernand Nault’s The Nutcracker, Mats Ek’s Sleeping Beauty, Ohad Naharin’s Black Milk in Minus One, Stijn Celis’ The Rite of Spring and Les Noces, Mauro Bigonzetti’s Four Seasons and Cantata, Didy Veldman’s The Little Prince and Jiri Kilán’s Symphony of Psalms, Six Dances, Bella Figura and Kaguyahime, The Moon Princess. André Silva was also invited to perform in dance festivals such as the Dance Salad (Houston, Texas) and The International Seminar (Brasilia, Brazil).

Awards

2007 Médaille d'argent, International Ballet Competition, Shanghai, Chine

2007 Premier récipiendaire du International Rising Star Award pour excellence en danse

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