Jennifer Silvas

Jennifer Silvas is an accomplished dancer, teacher, performer, and choreographer with over 25 years of experience and extensive training in Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Tap, Salsa and Swing. She began her training at the young age of 3, studying dance in the Los Angeles area, and quickly began a successful career as a child actress; appearing in commercial ads for Barbie, Coca Cola, Burger King and Lincoln. Additional television credits during her formative years include ABC's Full House, Fox's Boston Public and WB's For Your Love. After high school she was awarded a scholarship at Edge Performing Arts School and soon after her completion of this program, she was booked as a featured performer with Holland America Cruise lines. Jennifer started to train in Salsa in 2000 and began training in several Salsa Dance Companies. She later created her own kid's traveling salsa team. Under her direction, these dancers traveled all over the world performing at International Conventions, which eventually lead many of them to performance roles in film and television. In 2005, Jennifer added stage experience to her resume when she was cast in the Off-Broadway musical "Swing", where she starred as the Lead Latin Dancer. Jennifer's extensive abilities also landed her onstage at the American Music Awards and in several music videos for artists such as Pink, Cher, Yanni & Valeria. In 2007 Jennifer moved to Italy where she began dancing with world renowned Salsa dancer, Johnny Vasquez AKA "The Prince of Salsa", at numerous International Salsa Festivals and Congresses throughout Europe. She was eventually recognized as one of the best Salsa dancers in the world and she began headlining events on her own. In addition to being a highly sought after performer, Jennifer was in equally high demand as a Salsa convention instructor, and traveled extensively throughout the globe performing and teaching in countries including Italy, France, Spain, Turkey, and Bulgaria to name a few. She has also been a guest instructor for several studios and workshops across the U.S., including a position as a guest faculty member for a studio in Minnesota for the past 12 years where she served as a choreographer and taught Jazz and Lyrical Technique. In 2011, Jennifer returned to film when she was cast as the principal dancer in the UK film, Streetdance 2, which widely released throughout Europe and can be seen on Netflix. Jennifer now co-directs RF Dance Company with dance partner, Mike Zuniga. She is the one of the owners/director of VIP Dance Studio.