Silvia Humaila

Romania-Italy / Class: Ballet

Graduated from Clui Choreography Accademy (Romania). Principal dancer, pedagogue, Maître du Ballet and choreographer for State Ballet in Timisoara (Romania) and Sarajevo National Theater (Jugoslavia).

She received a Merit Scholarship from Saint Petersburg’s Kirov Mariynski Theater (Russia) where she perfected her ballet skills specializing in ballet pedagogy (Vaganova method). she studied with great Russian ballet dancers including Alla Shelest and Ninel Kurgapkina, Rudolf Nurejev’s assistant at the Paris Opera.

As a principal dancer she danced in Giselle, Don Quichotte, the Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Sinfonia Fantastica and in several contemporary productions such as Patetica P.I. Ciakovski, Omagin a Bràncusi T. Olah, Carmina Burana’K.Orff. She performed in several theaters around the world such as Russian Accademy (Odessa), Italy, Geramany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Turkey, Lebanon,Egypt, Algeria, India, Iran, Luxembourg, Tunisia.

In 1968 she started working as Maître du Ballet and choreographer at the Sarajevo National Theater (Jugoslavia) for Giselle and Don Quichotte. In the meanwhile she worked as a choreographer in Romania (Timisoara) and Oleg Dàvrovski’s National Ballet Theater. In 1985 she collaborated in the Stagione Lirica di Lecce (Italy) as principal dancer and choreographer (Aida, Faust, Adriana Lecouvreur, I Puritani).

In 1997, she won a scholarship in Italy to study in New York at Joffrey Ballet, Steps Ballet Studio, Broadway Dance Center, Alvin Ailey. As far as her pedagogic activity she won several important international competitions such as: Prix de Lausanne, Concorso Varna Bulgaria, Luxembourgo, Eurovision Paris, Tokio, with International Ètoile Danilo Mazzotta. Her former students are soloists and principal dancers at Scala di Milano, Balletto di Roma, Maggio

Currently she continues her pedagogic activity at the Dance Center “Pas de deux” in Fasano (Italy) and she teaches Vaganova Method workshops for teachers at the Centro Studi Danza in Bari (Italy) and Centro Danza “Nuova Era” in Lecce (Italy).