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So You Think You Can Dance Choreographer On Rape Charges


So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Alex Da Silva has ensured he won’t be invited to work on series 5 of the show by being arrested on suspicion of sexual assault charges of four of his dance pupils on the weekend.

The Daily Telegraph says:

Detectives say the alleged assaults occurred between May 2003 and March 28.

The female accusers told police Da Silva lured them to his homes in North Hollywood and Van Nuys, used a ruse to get them into his bedroom and raped them.

It’s not immediately known whether the 41-year-old Da Silva has retained an attorney. He is being held on $3.8 million bail.

Hopefully talented Australian choreograher Jason Gilkison will be asked over to choreograph in his stead.


1 harvey { 04.06.09 at 4:41 pm }

It’s about time the truth be known about Alex Da Silva. He has had a reputation of being a rapist for years in the Salsa scene. No surprise. Only now the public is finding out. May justice finally be served and may any unknown victims please come forward. Put that Diablo into the snake pit where he belongs.

2 Anonymous { 04.06.09 at 4:42 pm }

That’s disgusting… Pig.

3 Reality Raver { 04.06.09 at 9:18 pm }

Why did it take him so long to be investigated? If the allegations are true I feel very sorry for the victims.

4 Injera { 04.09.09 at 11:05 am }
5 Reality Raver { 04.09.09 at 9:47 pm }

Thanks Injera. Interesting that no charges have stuck at this stage. Also interesting more women have come forward.
Even with no charges against him I presume he will be persona non grata on SYTYCD.