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Sylvana Christopher 

Choreographer, Performer & Teaching Artist, (202) 487-0097


Educate youth artists in study of performance and choreography. Employ dynamic range of styles and theatrical ability training at local studios and theaters. Engage with professionals across disciplines to produce accessible dance in the DC metropolitan area.


Bachelors in Performance & Choreography, OSU 1998-2002 Soul Infiltration Senior Project: 2 week study in Santiago de Cuba with Cutumba

Far Lambe Cultural Research Trip to Senegal led by Griot Medoune Yacine Gueye 2012, 2 week study of dance and drumming in particular Sabar

Dance ICONS Choreographic Cohort Member 2019-2021, 9 month study of the history, art and practice of choreography

Published by sylvanachristopher

Sylvana Christopher is performer choreographer and teaching artist native to DC. She is mom to Jasper Lee Christopher and wife of guitarist John Lee. She has danced for Rincones & Company Dance Theater, Bowen McCauley Dance Company, Arts United of Washington, Mason/Rhynes Performance Projects, BosmaDance, Kate Jordan Dance, Sarah J. Ewing & Dancers, Word Dance Theater & Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group. In 2009, Christopher sparked the formation of Glade Dance Collective which continues to thrive today. Sylvana has taught for several DMV schools and arts organizations including Holton-Arms School, Wolf Trap, Sitar Arts Center, Joy of Motion Dance Center, Washington Performing Arts and currently Inner City, Inner Child. Sylvana loves swimming, travel, potlucks, movies and soaking up live music! She hopes to travel to Brazil, Thailand, Ireland and Russia one day. Sylvana has been fortunate to study in Senegal and France as well as perform in Germany and Mexico.

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