Sylvia del Villard was an actress, dancer, choreographer and Afro-Puerto Rican activist.
Del Villard was born February 28, 1928 in Santurce, a section of San Juan,
Puerto Rico. As a young child, Del Villard would entertain her parents, Agustin
and Marcoline del Villard, with her dances. Her family considered her very
talented and she was also a good student at school. She received her primary
and secondary education in Santurce and when she graduated from high school the
government of Puerto Rico awarded her with a scholarship to attend college.