Nia Silao

Nia Silao is a professional dance  educator. She is experienced with Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop,  Contemporary, Lyrical, Pilates, and Creative Movement. Nia is dedicated  to providing quality dance education, nourishing local talent, and  passing on her passion for dance. 


She graduated summa cum laude on a Presidential Scholarship from  Wayne State University with a Bachelors Degree in Dance, while earning  her certification with Dance Masters of America and Dance Masters of  Michigan Chapter 4. Nia attends at least 10 hours of continuing  education each year through DMM. She now serves as the official tutor  for DMM exams.  


Nia is well known for instilling discipline, respect for others,  and respect for ones self. Nia’s dances have received Choreography  awards, Technique awards, and Creative Concept awards. 


She has performed and toured with Eisenhower Dance Ensemble,  DDCdances, Cloud 9 Special Events, and Luna Dancers. Nia served as  adjudicator for competitions, scholarship auditions, in addition to  working with Music Hall Detroit’s Dance Department, Motor City Tap  Festival, Brighton Dance Festival, and Lenawee Arts Festival. She has  volunteered with Dance Masters VIP Junior Members, encouraging young  dancers in finding their own path to dance education. Her students have  won various scholarships, gone to work on Broadway, with touring  companies, and for Disney Corporation.