Alex da Silva, a 41-year-old choreographer for “So You Think You Can Dance,” was arrested this weekend under suspicion of raping four of his students. His bail was set at $3.8 million.
Da Silva had been accused in 2003, 2004 and 2005 of sexually assaulting three women, but charges were not filed. It was on March 28th that a fourth woman accused Da Silva of luring her to his home and raping her.
“These four women don’t know each other at all, yet their reports read basically the same,” the detective said. “We’re almost sure there are probably other victims out there and we hope they’ll come forward.”
This is awful news. If handsome salsa dance instructors are turning to rape, there’s no chance for any of us to get laid. Unless you’ve got twenty pounds on him and you’re his cellmate.