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.