Alan J. Silva was born in Brazil. He comes from a long line of performers and is the sixth generation of circus performers in his family. He started performing at the age of 6. He trained in and performed many circus disciplines, including but not limited to Russian bar, clowning, tumbling and flying trapeze. It wasn't until he was 16, though, that he found his true passion was aerial silks. Soon after mastering his craft, he traveled Brazil, performing as the first male artist to fly on aerial silks for circuses and festivals all over the country. Then in 2000, he had an opportunity to audition for his dream circus that only accepted the best of the best artists to be part of the company. However, it wouldn't be for another two years that he’d be called to create a character and act for the show that would eventually open on the Las Vegas strip. Since 2003, Alan has called the USA home and is proud to have earned his citizenship in 2017. While working and living in Las Vegas, he met and married his wife, and they are now parents of two amazing young children that may follow in his foot steps.
Alan Silva automatically advanced to the Quarterfinals without performing in Episode 1508.
Alan Silva's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1513 consisted of performing aerial stunts on the aerial silks to Lady Gaga's "Stupid Love", including attempting the move that broke his neck over a bed of spikes, which he completed successfully. Howie Mandel gave him a standing ovation. Alan received enough votes to advance to the Semifinals in Episode 1514 instead of Dance Town Family.
Aerialist Alan Silva Soars While Performing to "Stupid Love" - America's Got Talent 2020
Alan Silva's Semifinals performance in Episode 1517 consisted of performing aerial stunts on a set of chains to Hidden Citizens' cover of Linda Ronstadt's "You're No Good", including spinning from his neck while the chains were on fire. Alan finished in 4th, 5th or 6th place in America's Vote. In the Dunkin' Save, he received more online votes than Archie Williams and Malik DOPE, advancing to the Finals in Episode 1518.
WOW! Alan Silva Impresses America With His BEST Aerial Yet! - America's Got Talent 2020
Alan Silva's Finals performance in Episode 1521 consisted of performing aerial stunts on a set of straps through water to Ruelle's "Live Like Legends".
Alan Silva Will Make Your Jaw Drop With His UNBELIEVABLE Aerial - America's Got Talent 2020
Alan is the older brother of Alfredo Silva from Deadly Games.
Alan was the farthest progressing act in Season 15 that relied on the Dunkin' Save in either the Quarterfinals or Semifinals. The following year, Léa Kyle, who was saved in the Semifinals in Season 16, also finished 5th.
Alan is the second-highest placing aerial act behind Duo Transcend (second in Champions 2) and Aidan Bryant (second in Season 16).
After The Show
Alan participated in the French version of Game Of Talents in 2021.