Janete Silva has studied dance since childhood and has performed with various local and international companies such as Dance Brazil (NY), Bale Folclórico da Bahia (Brazil), Bahia Brazil (Los Angeles), Orquestra Popular da Bahia (Brasil), Freddiek Bratcher and Company (Miami) to name a few. Her professional training includes Afro-Brazilian Dance, Ballet, Modern Dance and Silvestre Technique. Janete has appeared as a dancer on star singer Ivete Sangalo's recent DVD who will be performing at Madison Square Garden in NYC on September 4th.

Currently, Janete is a master dance teacher in New York City. She also travels regularly for bookings and has most recently participated in the Lowell Folk Festival (Lowell) and National Black Arts Festival (Atl, GA), the Brazilian Independence Day Celebration (Atl, GA), Target's Super Sabado! at El Museo del Barrio, and the Houston Brazilian Festival. Website:www.alegriacad.com