Gisele Silva is a performing artist, instructor and choreographer hailing from São Paulo, Brazil. As a Brazilian native, Ms. Silva has forged her path in the United States and made a name for herself as a leader in the global tap dance community. A member of hit female tap dance sensations Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies, she has been gracing stages all over the U.S. Her work with Syncopated Ladies includes a national tour, and various performances including appearances at the Apollo Theater, Lincoln Center, Essence Festival, BET Awards, CNN (New Year’s Eve program) and more.

In addition to her work with Syncopated Ladies, Ms. Silva is a founding member of the acclaimed New York based tap company Music From The Sole, the brainchild of fellow Brazilian dancer, Leonardo Sandoval. She has performed at many prestigious venues including the New York City Center, Guggenheim, Jacob’s Pillow, Vail Dance Festival and The Joyce Theater. Due to her extensive work as a premier tap dancer, Gisele was selected as an ambassador for Brazilian based dance wear brand, So Dança.

As a teaching artist, Gisele has taught for numerous tap festivals and conventions all over the world. She is a current faculty member on Turn it Up Dance Competition and Shake the Ground. She also teaches for after school programs in her home base city of Los Angeles, CA.

Beyond tap dance, Gisele is an accomplished Jazz and modern dancer. She is a member of the Afro-Brazilian Dance Company Viver Brazil, where she serves as both a performer and teaching artist. Some of her commercial credits include ScHoolboy Q and Travis Scott’s music video “Chopstix”, DanceOn channel on YouTube, The Jones Project, Rock in Rio and more. You can also see Gisele in the Apple TV+ musical film, “Spirited” starring Will Ferrel, Ryan Reynolds and Octavia Spencer.

In the 2023 holiday season, Gisele was part of the cast of Dorrance Dance’s production, “Nutcracker Suite” choreographed and conceptualized by tap dance phenom and MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, Michelle Dorrance. Gisele will be performing the lead role of Clara.


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Fall for Dance Review - NY Times
Get to Know Syncopated Ladies Tap Dancer, Gisele Silva - Dance Magazine
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