Silvia Sheffield is a Durham-based dance artist from Rockbridge County, Virginia. She holds a B.A. in Dance and English from Oberlin College and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Library Science from UNC Chapel Hill. Silvia has performed across North Carolina and has presented her work in shows produced by Tobacco Road Dance Productions and the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival. She has also danced for Sara Phoenix and Porter Witsell and is a founding member of the movement research group Channel. In addition to performing, Silvia has taught classes in contact improv and improvisational performance and has led and participated in several community-based dance programs. Outside of dance, Silvia's creative energies go toward making the library she works at a welcoming and useful place for students. When the day is done, she likes to curl up with a romance novel!
SILVIA SHEFFIELD & CO.
In 2016, Silvia began making work as Silvia Sheffield & Co. She did this in playful homage to the family tradition of using "& Co." for primarily solo endeavors, as well as to acknowledge that nothing we create is done alone. Our art would not be what it is without the advice, inspiration, and technical and emotional support of friends, family, and strangers. And on that note...
Many thanks to Anna Maynard, Fran Fevrier, and Zoë Madonna for the beautiful photographs used on this site.