Ballroom Dancing in Long Island

Our Styles of Dance include Ballroom, Ballet, and Salsa along with other Latin Dances.


 

Mark Barth - Licentiate I.S.T.D. Latin Honors, Licentiate I.S.T.D. Modern Honors

Gwen Silva - Fellow I.S.T.D. Modern Honors,

Licentiate I.S.T.D. Latin Honors

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Mark Barth & Gwen Silva are the directors and founders of the Silva Dance, specializing in many categories including ballroom dancing in Long Island. Their performing achievements are only matched by their success in teaching with the highest teaching credentials.

Mark & Gwen's public dance accolades are diverse. Their professional records include: Eastern U.S. Rising Star Modern Champions, Southeastern States Ballroom Champions, finalists Rising Star, United States Championships, Florida, Finalists Rising Star Modern Championships, Ohio Star Ball, Finalists at the Heritage Classic, North Carolina etc.

They have performed and given shows at various dance competitions, stage productions and special events throughout the U.S. They have been on national T.V. Channels 7 & 12 in the New York area and also taught for the Cable network on the Latin Channel. They have taught at many venues in the U.S. and England, and have taught and assisted in numerous Professional Congresses for Professionals in the U.S.

Mark & Gwen split their time between teaching their students, giving lectures, organizing shows, judging and also competing in Pro/Am dance competitions throughout the U.S. Mostly they operate the Silva Dance giving their years of experience to their students. Today their professional services are even more important, as they are helping to guide and develop the dancers of tomorrow.



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Michele Lee

Michele Lee

Michele Lee graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Hartt School of Music and Dance with a B.F.A in Ballet Pedagogy. She grew up in Pennsylvania where her love for dance began studying at the Koresh School of Dance and Step II Productions. She has danced with various companies throughout NYC such as Dance Theater of Harlem, Martha Graham II, and North West Dance Project. She has had the great opportunity to perform works by George Balanchine, Jose Limon, and original contemporary works created by Abdur-Rahim Jackson of Alvin Ailey, Shannon Gillen of Vim Vigor and Gregory Dolbashian of The Dash Ensemble. As she is continuing her career as a freelance dancer in NYC she teaches in her off time to children of all ages hoping to pass on her love of dance.

 

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Davonna Batt

Davonna Batt


A native of New Mexico, Davonna Batt, 23, has studied ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, tap, and musical theater. Davonna holds a B.F.A. in Dance and a minor in Business Management from the University of Arizona. In those years, she was able to study under many intelligent artists including Melissa Lowe, Amy Ernst, Sam Watson, Tammy Dyke-Compton, Robert Moses, Loren Fletcher, and many others. Since moving to New York, she has had the pleasure of working with artists such as Jessica Taylor (DAMAGEDANCE), Hollye Bynum (of bones dance), Amanda Hameline (Amanda + James), Alison Cook Beatty (ACB Dance), Marc Andrew Nunez (Gotham Dance Theater), and Sarah Berges (Sarah Berges Dance). Now residing in Brooklyn, Davonna continues to work as a freelance dancer, performer, and dance teacher.

 

 

 

 

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