Ana Silvério is from Brazil, where she began her studies of Ballet, Folk Dances, Jazz dance, Drama and Music.
Ana received a First-class Honours degree in “Choreography, Methodology and Pedagogy of Dance” from the St. Petersburg University of Humanities, Russia. She specialised in Ballet and Character Dance. During this 5 years intensive programme, Ana studied with renowned teachers such as Anatoly Sapogov, Galina Antonenko, Valery Zvezdochkin and artistic director Iuri Gromov.
Ana performed with the White Nights Ballet Theatre, folk dance ensemble Banzé, DiTarso Dance company, Youth Performing Arts Company Lorenzo Fernandez among others, together with freelance projects.
Ana Silvério acts internationally as a teacher, choreographer and dancer. At the core of her movement vocabulary is ballet, Brazilian folk dances, physical theatre and contemporary dances. She likes to develop thoughtful and creative dance that explores topics in a multi-perspective way and storytelling in narrative and abstract forms.
Ana Silvério has translated the book “Basic Principles of Classical Dance” by Vaganova from Russian to Portuguese and has published numerous articles on dance history, art reviews and news in specialised webpages and newspapers.
“I want to expand my comfort zone and challenge my limits without losing control of my identity and honesty to my work. I am not set to work only with like-minded artists. I want to learn through collaborations with artist from all disciplines and other fields of knowledge.
In my work, I combine different approaches to creation, such as structured, improvisation, observation and questioning. I don’t think of pushing boundaries with my work, I prefer to create without considering boundaries.
I want my work to be recognised by its excellence, creativity and diversity. I want to use my art to work for a sustainable planet, appreciating social and environmental responsibilities.”