Silvina Vaccarelli – (Principal) is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since starting her career in 1992, Silvina Vaccarelli’s talents have been recognized by national and international dance critics, the Argentinean government, and prominent members of the Argentinean dance community around the globe. Silvina received her training at the prestigious Colon Theatre. After graduating from the Colon, she became a member of the Teatro Argentino de la Plata where she immediately was cast in principal roles. In 1991 Silvina was a finalist in the IV International Competition of Dance in Paris. In 1992 she was hand-picked by international ballet star Julio Bocca to be a founding member of Ballet Argentino, a company which was developed to showcase the spectacular talent and training of young Argentinean dancers. With Ballet Argentino she toured the United States and South America. In 1995 Silvina joined the Ballet of the Colon Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet and has since been promoted to Principal Dancer. She has danced most of the leading roles in the classical repertoire as well as in contemporary ballets. In addition to dancing with the Colon, she has toured throughout South America as a guest artist. She is honored to be a part of Neglia Ballet Artists production of The Nutcracker with fellow Argentinean Sergio Neglia.