Jennifer Silvas is an accomplished dancer, teacher, performer, and choreographer with over 20 years of experience and extensive training in Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Tap, Salsa and Swing. She began her training at the young age of 3, studying dance in the Los Angeles area, and quickly began a successful career as a child actress; appearing in commercial ads for Barbie, Coca Cola, Burger King and Lincoln. Additional television credits during her formative years include ABC’s Full House, Fox’s Boston Public and WB’s For Your Love. In 1995, she was awarded a scholarship at Edge Performing Arts School and soon after her completion of this program she was booked as a featured performer with Holland America Cruise lines. Jennifer started to train in Salsa in 2000 and began training in several Salsa Dance Companies. She later created her own kid’s traveling salsa team. Under her direction, these dancers traveled all over the world performing at International Conventions, which eventually lead many of them to performance roles in film and television. In 2005, Jennifer added stage experience to her resume when she was cast in the Off-Broadway musical “Swing”, where she starred as the Lead Latin Dancer. Jennifer's extensive abilities also landed her onstage at the American Music Awards and in several music videos for artists such as Pink, Cher, Yanni & Valeria. In 2006 Jennifer moved to Italy where she began dancing with world renowned Salsa dancer, Johnny Vasquez AKA "The Prince of Salsa", at numerous International Salsa Festivals and Congresses throughout Europe. She was eventually recognized as one of the best Salsa dancers in the world and she began headlining events on her own. In addition to being a highly sought after performer, Jennifer was in equally high demand as a Salsa convention instructor, and traveled extensively throughout the globe performing and teaching in countries including Italy, France, Spain, Turkey and Bulgaria to name a few. She has also been a guest instructor for several studios and workshops across the U.S., including a position as guest faculty member for a studio in Minnesota for the past 10 years where she has served as choreographer and taught Jazz and Lyrical technique. In 2011, Jennifer was cast as the principal dancer in the UK film, Streetdance 2, which widely released throughout Europe and can be seen now on Netflix. Jennifer currently is one of the owners of VIP Dance Studio.
Welcome to VIP Dance Studio!
We offer dance classes for both children and adults in Latin, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acrobatics, Mommy & Me, Salsa, Bachata and Zumba! We are located in Orange County serving the cities of Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Tustin, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Anaheim, Orange, Yorba Linda, and Brea.
Our daughter has been dancing at VIP for about 2 1/2 years and I can attest that it is the best dance studio in Orange County. The entire staff is very nurturing and caring. Our daughter has formed many strong friendships and loves coming to her practices. She actually looks forward to them rain or shine. I have never seen her so happy and she has danced at 3 other studios. We plan to stay there until she is 18. Lastly, the teachers know each dancer individually and care about their progress as well as their over-all well-being.
I love this place. Every time I leave the studio I feel so empowered and amazing. The Ballet instructor is so easy to get along with and makes learning Ballet and Lyrical so much fun. Id recommend trying to get a scholarship from the studio. You’d have to take all their dance classes throughout the week and clean their studio for at least an hour once every other week but you get all the dance classes free and an experience that makes it all worth the while. I honestly feel like it’s my other home.
I love this studio and Jen. Variety of classes and detailed instruction. Jen has helped me get over the frustration of injuring myself a few years ago, and every week I feel stronger!
I’ve taken salsa classes from over 15 different instructors over the past five years. Jennifer is top notch! She has an amazing eye for catching what you could improve on AND she is sooooo positive and encouraging! She is incredibly patient and skilled–she tells you what to fix in such an easy and memorable way. I can’t say enough great things about her. Take her classes! They are worth every penny. You won’t be sorry!