Sylvana Christopher is a Washington, DC choreographer, dance performer and educator. Christopher is passionate about creating community and forging collaboration and innovation in choreography. She trained at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and The Washington School of Ballet. Christopher attended The Ohio State University earning a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography. She traveled to Santiago de Cuba where she studied Afro-Cuban folkloric dance with Cutumba Ballet Folklorico. After graduating OSU, she first taught at DC Dance Collective and served as an apprentice in Rincones & Company Dance Theater performing at The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Theater. She joined Bowen McCauley Dance Company and became a Wolf Trap teaching artist modeling dance integration for educators of early learners. Christopher performed with Arts United of Washington, BosmaDance, Mason Rhynes Performance Projects, Contradiction Dance and co-founded Glade Dance Collective in 2009, and founded SylviDances in 2016. She has also danced for AVA Dance, Dance Performance Group and Word Dance Theater. Christopher teaches and is available for choreographic commissions, private/small group lessons, workshops, master classes, special events and community partnerships.

Let’s build something together.


  • Choreograph Dances for Church Gatherings, Art Centers, Summer Theater Camps, School Productions, College Concerts.
  • Teach Integrated Dance Lessons to youth and adults.
  • Perform and present original works of choreography.
  • Consult, mentor and support beginning/returning dancers and emerging teachers.

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