Silva Irlan


Classical Ballet / Dancer

Irlan Silva was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the age of eleven he began his studies of ballet at Dance Academy Rio, graduating in 2007.

In 2004, he won first place and the \"Revelation Dancer\" prize at the Concelio Brasileiro de Dança. In 2005 he won first place at the Youth America Grand Prix finale in New York City, representing Brazil. In January of that same year he joined the company El Passo de Dança in Rio, directed by Dalal Achcar and Mariza Estrella. He won first place and the \"Best Dancer\" award at the XXIV Joinville Festival of Dance in Brazil in 2006. In addition, he appeared as a guest artist in Swan Lake and The Nutcracker with the Ballet of the Municipal Theatre in Rio de Janiero. In January of 2007, he was a guest performer at the 25th Anniversary Gala for the Joinville Festival of Dance. He was a winner at the 2008 Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland as well as the best contemporary dancer at the Youth America Grand Prix in New York City.

Silva joined ABT II in September 2008.

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  • ABT II
    New York