fernanda silva founder of groovement dance


Founder of Groovement

I am a dancer, choreographer and teacher born in Portugal and based in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Born in 1990, I studied at the National Dance Conservatory in Lisbon and continued my studies at ArtEZ Dance Academy - University of the Arts, Arnhem graduating in 2014.

Throughout my journey I danced for choreographers such as Joeri Dubbe, Jéròme Meyer & Isabelle Chaufaud and Sita Ostheimer. I co-founded Danscollectief Arnhemse Meisjes, created pieces such as "Ha ha ha ha" - Christina de Chatel Award selection, "Suppressed Dialogues vol. 1", "To React Upon" and "Set Setting". My latest creation is "Out Of My Mind", a solo for Julia Heider.

I teach workshops and classes such as at the pre-professional educations of ArtEZ in Arnhem and Enschede, the Creative Contemporary of RijnIjssel in Arnhem and gave a masterclass at Beta Publica Showcase, at Compañía Nacional de Danza - Madrid.

In September 2019 I joined MOMO Theaterwerkplaats and I keep close collaborations with music, fine arts and inclusion.

In September 2020 I started the Master Dance and Movement Therapy in Codarts, Rotterdam.

Photo: Richard Beukelaar

“Set Setting”,  choreographed and danced by Fernanda Silva

Den Haag, 2018