Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Afro-Brazilian Ballerina Ingrid Silva

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, Ingrid Silva has been dancing since the age of eight. With her family’s encouragement, Ingrid attended ballet classes every day after school while growing up. She went on to accomplish so much as a dancer that she created a path for herself that led to the United States. At age 19, Ingrid obtained a full scholarship to attend the Dance Theatre of Harlem for the summer. She later joined the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company in 2013.

Ingrid has gone on to dance in many principle roles and serve as a guest artist in various projects. With over 17 years of dance experience and much success, Ingrid still manages to remain humble and remember where she came from: “I come from a favela in Brazil, am black, have a poor family and yet, despite all those odds, I became a ballerina.”
Get to know more about Ingrid in the interview below.

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