Brigid Silva-Lohoff 

Joffrey Ballet School

Brigid Silva-Lohoff (she/her) was born and raised in Central California. She has been passionate about inspiring and empowering others to become the most authentic version of themselves all her life. Growing up on the West Coast, Brigid experienced several scholarship training opportunities, including the Performing Arts Center in Van Nuys, CA, under the direction of Joey Malone and Jackie Sleight and the Summer Dance with the Force at Edge Performing Arts Center. Crowned Miss Kings County, Brigid also won the Talent Award at Miss California in 2003. Shortly after, Brigid relocated to Los Angeles, CA, to continue her training. At the same time, she danced Commercially as a Professional under McDonald’s & Selznick Agency’s representation and later Go 2 Talent Agency. Brigid did all this while attaining a Degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Brigid juggled her time between many creative talents designing, styling, choreographing, performing, and pitching TV Shows. Brigid was seen dancing for Pop Stars Jessie Malay, Angel, Girlicious, and Haddaway. She helped co-pitch and launch J.L.O.’s DanceLife MTV Show. She was seen on the C.B.S. Gameshow “Baby One More Time,” Robin Antin’s “Blow Out,” in Sensa Commercials, and performed in the Tyra Bank’s Next Top Model finale show. Brigid continued teaching all over Southern California and across the U.S. She became the Artistic Director of Simi Dance Center in Simi Valley, CA. Brigid met her soon-to-be husband and Master Tap Educator, Ryan Lohoff. The two combined their talents to purchase, rebrand, and restructure a youth-focused dance studio, Simi Dance Center, which later became a HOPE studio under the Dancers Against Cancer Foundation. While owning and operating a dance studio for almost two decades, Brigid continued to expand her outreach by teaching, traveling, choreographing, designing, and adjudicating for many companies such as: Spokane Dance Intensive, Pacific Dance Intensive, Gregg Russell’s 3D Dance Intensives, Tap Into The Network, Global Dance Convention in Australia, V.I.P. Dance, Move Dance Competition and Hollywood Vibe. Brigid was a guest speaker on behalf of the Dance Ideas Seminar in Los Angeles and the Caribbean and several panels for Liz Imperio’s Success. Dance Studio Owner Circle Program and as a consultant with the ever-famous Discount Dance Supply. Brigid relocated to Northern Colorado with her family and has worked as the Director of Client Relations for Hollywood Dance Jamz and Hollywood Vibe. In this position, she has helped promote as well as Rebrand H.D.J., worked as an adjudicator, Guest Educator, helped create Event Safety Protocols for both events, facilitated scholarship donations to DanceOn Chicago as well as the Texas Make-A-Wish Foundation, and launched a Better and Safer training initiative with both companies under Y.P.A.D. Brigid is most proud of her work as the Executive Director of The Gregg Russell Legacy Show in Honor of the Late Gregg Russell, where funds were raised to employ fellow artists in the production while also donating funds to the Charity DanceOn Chicago. Brigid still finds so much joy in expanding her personal dance education. She is a certified Sugar Foot Therapy and the Building Blocks of a Dance Educator. She continues to enjoy her time guest teaching across the U.S. and in her new home state of CO.