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Silfredo Vigo

Silfredo LaO Vigo is a Professional dancer in the Afro-Cuban and Haitian tradition, popular Latin dances and modern dance. Silfredo graduated from the National School of the Arts in Havana, Cuba in 1994, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree as a certified dance professor and professional dancer.  In 1993, he trained and performed for one year with the Cuban National Folkloric Company and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba. He was also a soloist for five years with the professional touring company Cutumba: Ballet Folklorico Afro-Cubano, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Silfredo’s professional performing experience later included dancing with the modern dance company OCD/San Francisco from 2001 to 2003. Along with this company, Silfredo toured places such as The Joyce Theater in New York; The Getty Museum Concert Series, Los Angeles; Cal State LA; Cal State Monterey Bay; and Kentucky Center for the Arts. In addition, Silfredo’s list of guest performances includes being a principal dancer and guest artist for the Warner Brothers’ film The Matrix Reloaded. In 1999, Silfredo was a guest soloist in the Retrospective of Cuban Dance Performance at La Pena in Berkeley, CA and at Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco, CA. Also, Silfredo was a guest dancer for “Bravura!” with The Blankenship Ballet Company in Riverside, CA in 2003. Silfredo is skilled in teaching modern dance, folkloric dance, popular dance, and percussion, and he has shared his knowledge during master classes at Portland State University, University of Hawaii, University of Florida, Santa Clara University, Sacramento University, Cal State San Marcos, and University of California, San Diego. He also has choreographed for Stanford University.  Silfredo La O Vigo is also known as a Visual Artist. He presented an art exhibition in the ODC Gallery and Palca of Fine Arts, both located in San Francisco.  Silfredo resides in San Diego and currently teaches at Palomar College, and he is also the music director for the Palomar World Drum and Dance Ensemble Agogo.