Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Joined Boston Ballet in 2011
Irlan Silva joined Boston Ballet in 2011 and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2015. He has previously danced with American Ballet Theatre II and as a guest artist in Rio de Janeiro. Silva received his dance training at the Centro de Dance Rio under the direction of Mariza Estrela, and has also worked with Carlos dos Santos.
He won the Best Contemporary Dancer Award at Youth America Grand Prix in 2008 and was a Finalist in the Top Twelve Senior Division that same year. In 2007 he won First Place in the Senior Division of Youth America Grand Prix Brazil. He has also starred in the documentary Only When I Dance.