Alex Da Silva (dancer)

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Alex Da Silva is a dancer and choreographer, specializing in Salsa dancing. Da Silva is also known for being a recurring guest choreographer on the Fox TV show So You Think You Can Dance.


Da Silva was born March 27, 1968 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He discovered Salsa dancing at the age of 20. He is credited with contributing to the "LA Style" of Salsa dancing. Da Silva started his career as a salsa dancer and instructor in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Rape charge and conviction

In 2009, Da Silva was charged with "four counts of forcible rape, two counts of assault with intent to commit rape and two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object." Da Silva stated he was innocent and pleaded not guilty to all charges. He had stated in interviews that the sex was consensual and that the women were trying to extort money from him and they may have known each other as they came from the same small town.

Da Silva was arrested in August 2009, and unable to pay bail set at two million dollars, he remained in jail for two years as mistrials and delays prevented his case from reaching a conclusion.

On September 16, 2011, a downtown Los Angeles jury found Alex Da Silva, 43, guilty of raping a 22-year-old woman in August 2002 and assault with intent to commit rape involving another woman in March 2009.

On January 27, 2012, L.A. Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy, handed down a 10 year prison sentence in reference to the 2009 arrest.

SYTYCD choreography

Season Show Dancers Style Music
Season 1 Week 1 Michelle Brooke
Jonnis Tannis
Mambo "Caravan""?Eddie Torres and His Mambo Kings
Melissa Vella
Ryan Conferido
Week 2 Salsa "Cubanjam""?Orquesta la Palabra
Week 5 Kamilah Barrett
Nick Lazzarini
Mambo "Mambo Cool""?Ernesto Marquez and his Orchestra
Ashlé Dawson
Artem Chigvinsev
Cha Cha "El Sabroso Son""?La Palabra
Week 6 Ashlé Dawson
Blake McGrath
Argentine tango "Santa Maria""?Gotan Project
Week 7 Ashlé Dawson
Jamile McGee
Salsa "Oh Mayi""?La Sonora Poncena
Week 8 Alex Da Silva
Lauren Sánchez
Guest performance "Caravan""?Eddie Torres and His Mambo Kings
Season 2 Week 1 Allison Holker
Ivan Koumaev
Salsa "El Tamblor""?La Palabra
Natalie Fotopoulos
Musa Cooper
Mambo "Nina""?Joe Cuba Sextet
Week 3 Heidi Groskreutz
Ryan Rankine
Cuban rumba "Rumba del Solar""?Angelo Rodriguez
Allison Holker
Ivan Koumaev
Argentine tango "Libertango""?bond
Week 7 "La Cumparsita""?Orquestra Esquela de Tango
Heidi Groskreutz
Benji Schwimmer
Mambo "Black Mambo""?Angel and the Mambokats
Week 9 Salsa "La Comay""?Sonora Carruseles
Season 3 Week 1 Ashlee Langas
Ricky Palomino
Argentine tango "Sentimiento Tango""?Trio Federico-Berlingieri
Lauren Gottlieb
Neil Haskell
Salsa "Friday Night Rhythm""?Mazerati 5
Week 4 Shauna Noland
Cedric Gardener
Mambo "Flauta Y Timbal""?Tito Puente
Week 7 Sara Von Gillern
Danny Tidwell
Argentine tango "Whatever Lola Wants""?Sara Vaughan and Gotan Project
Season 4 Week 2 Chelsie Hightower
Mark Kanemura
"Mi Confesión""?Gotan Project
Susie Garcia
Marquis Cunningham
Salsa "Anguanilé""?Willie Colón and Héctor Lavoe
Week 4 Kourtni Lind
Matt Dorame
Mambo "Ban-Con-Tin""?Super-All-Star
Week 5 Chelsie Hightower
Mark Kanemura
Salsa "Fuego""?Joe Bataan
  • Favourite routines:
    • Mambo with Benji Schwimmer and Heidi Groskreutz was chosen by Benji Schwimmer (winner) as his best performed routine season 2

See also

  • So You Think You Can Dance (US)

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