When you believe in your own standards, you reach for the best.
At the age of eight, she started ballet lessons near her home in Benfica, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. By the age of 13, Ingrid Silva’s love of ballet was becoming so serious she wanted to solely focus on dance.
For her loving family, dance lessons were a luxury they simply could not afford. Fortunately Ingrid was able to start dancing with a programme that provides classical ballet training to kids from the favela.
Her journey from favela to first position at New York’s renowned Dance Theater of Harlem has been one based on tenacity, hard work, and a quiet confidence, working in sync with herself.