Saturday, July 30th, 2016
9:30am – 11:00am
Uptown Dance Centre
7417 Shadyvilla Ln, Houston, TX 77055 (map it)
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Uptown Dance Centre is excited to announce the return of Andre Silva, principal dancer with Texas Ballet Theater, in July 2016. Born in Brasilia, Brazil, Andre began training at age 4 with his mother at the Royal Academy of Dance. He continued his training at The Harid Conservatory and Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy. He was a Company member of Texas Ballet Theater from 2003 to 2009, where he was featured in leading roles of Ben Stevenson’s Peer Gynt, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Dracula, Vivaldi and Brittain pas-deux, Bartok, Preludes for Van, Five Poems and Mozart Requiem. Andre was the first recipient of the Booz Hamilton international “Rising Star Award” for excellence in dance and was a Silver Medalist at the International Ballet Competition in Shanghai, China. He has appeared as a guest artist at Houston’s Dance Salad and TITAS’ Festivals.
Andre joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal from 2009 to 2014, where he toured and expanded his repertoire dancing title roles of European choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Stijn Celis, Stephan Thoss, Christian Spuck, Didy Veldman and Marco Goecke.
He joined Germany’s Ballet Augsburg for one year, where he was featured in principal roles in Young Soon-Hue’s Romeo and Juliet, Georg Reischl’s Verflixte Nähe, Stephen Shopshire’s Murmul and Spill and Angel Rodriguez’ Medea.
In 2015, Andre returned to Texas Ballet Theater. He has previously set a new work on Uptown Dance Company II that premiered in Spring Fusion Dance Festival 2016 and was performed at Young! Tanzsommer 2016 in Austria. He will be working with Uptown Dance Company this summer for a brand new work premiering in Dance Infusion 2016.
Don’t miss this chance to take class from an inspiring dancer, teacher and choreographer. Space is limited, register for your spot today!