Sara Silva was born in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2003 she graduated from The National Conservatory School of Dance in Portugal and then at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, CODARTS, having in sight a BA in dance performance. A year later she returned to Portugal to join the Portuguese Catholic University, where she graduated with a BA and afterwards a post-graduate degree in Cultural Management. During her study period, she worked as a freelance dancer with a few Portuguese choreographers. In 2009, she was offered a grant for an internship in Macau through an initiative of the Ministry of Culture of Portugal. In 2010, Sara joined Albergue SCM/ALBcreativeLAB as an Education Coordinator. In 2011 she was selected for a project with the acclaimed Taiwanese choreographer and dancer, Fang-Yi Sheu and she did an artistic residency in Taipei. Sara is now a Fulbright scholar and an MA Candidate in Arts Management at American University.