Born in Brazil, Silvia is a Capoeira Master and choreographer and began studying Capoeira at the age of sixteen at the Movimentos school of Capoeira in Santos, which at the time was a branch of the Associação de Capoeira Senzala in Santos, São Paulo, Brasil. Master Silvia founded the London School of Capoeira in 1988. In 1994 master Silvia was awarded the master belt by Gran Master Sombra, of the Associação de Capoeira Senzala. Master Silvia’s qualification is recognized by The Brazilian Confederation of Capoeira, São Paulo, Brasil.
Throughout her career, Master Silvia has performed and taught at some of Europe’s most prestigious venues, for numerous arts and cultural events, as well as taking part in television and film work.
Master Silvia’s teaching and performing work with Capoeira in this country and abroad will include the venues below.
The Barbican Centre, the Jazz Café, the Common Wealth Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Drill Hall Theatre, Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadlers Wells, Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, at various Womad Festivals, the Glastonbury Festival, the Theatre Academy of Finland, the Notting Hill Carnival, the Edinburgh Festival, the Duke’s Theatre, Lancaster, Riverside Studios, London, The Mill Theatre, Oxford, the Jackson’s Lane Theatre, London, The Phoenix Theatre, Leicester, The Tabernacle Theatre, London, at the Lebanon 2000, Lebanon, The Dome, London, amongst many other Venues all over England And Europe.