Stephanie Da Silva  received her MFA in choreography from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2017 and graduated with honors, and holds an AA in Dance from Cabrillo College. 

Stephanie lived in Salvador Brazil for over 5 years immersing herself in Afro-Brazilian, Modern, and Brazilian Contemporary dance. She completed the professional dance training program at FUNCEB and trained closely with the world acclaimed dance company Balé Folclorico da Bahia. While living in Salvador, Stephanie performed professionally with the Norma Santana Dance Company, Attomos Dance Company, Diaspora Dance Company, Rosangela Silvestre, Vera Passos, Paco Gomes, Nildinha Fonseca, Augusto Omolu and many other notable choreographers. 

In 2012-2013 Stephanie choreographed and performed for the band Ozomatli, she was a selected dance artist for the Emerging Choreographer’s showcase in San Francisco in 2016, her dance film “The Wave Within” was selected to premier at the 2017 Big River Dance Festival, and has been a guest choreographer for the Yemanja Arts Festival in Berkeley in 2016, 17 & 18. She produced her first full length evening dance showcase in Santa Cruz entitled Tracing Diasporas in 2017 & 2018, and was a featured dance artist for the Ebb and Flow Arts Festival in 2017 & 2018. She presented original choreography at the annual SC World Arts Festival in in 2016 & 18, and has been a sponsored dance artist by the Santa Cruz Arts Council since 2016. Stephanie has presented original choreography for Santa Cruz Dance week annually since 2016, and was a selected choreographer to show work at the Winter Dance Concert at the Colligan Theater in February of 2019.  She has taught Modern dance to our upper level students, and will serve as guest Brazilian instructor and substitute teacher.  She has served as the Director of Dance at Harbor High School, teaches Modern and Afro-Brazilian Dance at UCSC, Modern Brazilian Roots at Motion Pacific, and is the Artistic Director of Agua Doce Dance Company.


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