Ian J. DaSilva is a Brooklyn native who began his training in the arts at the Bernice Johnson’s Cultural Arts Center and has received training from other organizations including Ballet Tech and Dance Theater of Harlem. Ian is a 2007 YoungARTS winner in dance, and has performed nationally and internationally. He has presented choreography at venues including, Manhattan Movement Arts Center, Hofstra University, Bryant Park, Franks Sinatra School of the Arts, Alvin Ailey CitiGroup Theater, and the Kings Theater.
Ian received an undergraduate degree in Music Technology from Stevens Institute of Technology, and later earned his Masters Degree from New York University in Dance Education. He serves on the dance faculty at Brooklyn High School of the Arts.
Sashawna has variety of technical training from classical ballet, tap, and jazz, to modern styles in Graham and Horton technique, hip-hop, and Afro-Caribbean styles. With a concentration in ballet studying at The Academy of Ballet Florida and graduating from Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FL and performing for The Center for Contemporary Dance in Winter Park, FL.
Nazar discovers dance from an early age and he followed a complete formation in Hip hop in Paris. He found his way between an old school, funk style and his pronounced taste for the clubbing and battles will lead him to specialize in House dance and Hip-Hop freestyle. Its enthusiasm for foundations and its encounters with pioneers (Elite Force and Dance Fusion) reinforce its journey. He was so passioned, talented and pedagogue that he began to give classes at a young age.
In choreography, he progresses within 'Elolonguè' and 'Coeur à vif' companies and participates in many shows such as 'Gumboots’. In 2015, Nazar begins to collaborate with the video game 'Just dance' as an interpreter dancer. Plus, he won a lot of contests in choreography and battles (1VS1 and 2VS2) including the prestigious 'Quality Street Finest' (out of 28 companies) with Mounia.
Today, he continues to teach House dance at LAXStudio in Paris and to dance for many artists : Maître Gims, Vitaa, Lartiste, Slimane and lately in Las Vegas for Dave Scott and in Los Angeles for the Janet Jackson Carnival Lifetime Achievement for the Travis Payne Piece. He continues to give some workshops worldwide and prove his skills in many battles such as Summer Dance forever (the most famous 1VS1 contest in the world) arriving up finals (Top 3 finalists). He has worked for publicities such as “La Poste” directed by Dave Meyers and he also choreographed the “Sarounette Show” and more recently the “Antidote” Piece.