Silas announced last week on the reality show that he was bisexual and that he “was taking a big step in revealing something about himself” that had previously remained hidden.
“Step It Up and Dance” is a competitive dance reality show. Each week a contestant is eliminated after participating in challenges. As of week three, Silas was still in the competition.
According to the BravoTV website, the 24-year-old Texas native earned a scholarship to the Houston Metropolitan Dance Center and also studied at Alvin Ailey, Broadway Dance Center, Millennium Dance Complex and the Debbie Reynolds Dance Academy. He has performed in major shows for Kelly Rowland, Hillary Duff and Christina Aguilera, among others.
“Though dancing is his heart, [Silas] is an advocate for change and is involved in a variety of charities teaching and hosting dance mentoring programs, LGBT organizations, handicapped Americans and underprivileged minority communities,” the site states.
Silas joins a growing list of reality performers who have a risqué past. Recently it was revealed that “Crazy” James Zinkland, a former contestant on CBS’ “Big Brother 9,” had performed in gay scenes; Alex Castro, aka former COLT Man Elian Cortez, landed the role of “American Gladiator” Militia on the NBC show; and CBS’ “Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites” recent castoff Oscar “Ozzy” Lusth was part of the Playboy TV hardcore reality series “Foursome.”
According to the BravoTV website, Silas’ motto is, “Life is my canvas, the beat is my soul, crank it up and watch me roll.”
For more information on “Step It Up and dance,” visit the website.