Chanel DaSilva is the co-founder of MOVE|NYC|—an arts and social justice organization—as well as a choreographer and director. DaSilva graduated with her BFA from The Juilliard School and joined the Trey McIntyre Project. She was featured on the cover of Dance Magazine and toured throughout Asia during her time with TMP. DaSilva later joined Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. In 2016 DaSilva began her choreographic career making work for educational artistic institutions and later choreographed for Gibney Company. After being named a 2020 Joffrey Ballet Winning Works Competition participant, DaSilva choreographed works for The Joffrey Ballet, American Repertory Theater, The Juilliard School, Parsons Dance Company, Ballet Memphis, Dallas Black Dance Theater, Booker T. Washington High School, and Festival Ballet Providence. DaSilva has led workshops and seminars at The Juilliard School, SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, Harvard University, New York University, The Scottish Ballet, and Ballet Hispanico. She has received awards for her work including the Martha Hill Dance Fund Mid-Career Award, a Princess Grace Award, and the Martha Hill Prize. She is a National YoungArts Winner, was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and was featured on a 2004 PBS Documentary. In 2019 DaSilva received an IRNE nomination for Best Choreography for The Black Clown which premiered at American Repertory Theater.
Chanel DaSilva’s residency at Baryshnikov Arts is in partnership with the Princess Grace Foundation.