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Sandy Silva

Dance

Sandy Silva has been teaching and performing percussive dance for over 20 years. Many companies have sought out her unique talents, including La Bottine Souriante, with whom she tours regularly, and Les 7 doigts de la main, for their ongoing Fibonacci project. The Montrealer has also been an artistic counsellor and coach in body percussion for various Cirque du Soleil productions. She spends a lot of her time teaching and working with both professional and amateur modern dancers, tap dancers, buck and step dancers, circus artists, schoolchildren, hip hop dancers, vocalists, percussionists, and musicians. Since 2006, she has been teaching music and rhythm at The National Circus School of Montreal. Silva began studying with master dancers, having travelled to Budapest to learn legenyes, North Carolina for buck dancing, and Cape Breton for step dancing. She has performed internationally at festivals including the WOMAD Festival in Australia, the Lincoln Center in New York, and the Galway Arts Festival in Ireland. (PF)