Consuelo in West Side Story
About the Artist:
Amanda Castro is making her HGO debut. A graduate of California Institute of the Arts, Castro studied under Glen Eddy (Nederlands Dans Theater), Andre Tyson (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), and Colin Connor (director of Limón Dance Company). Principal dancer of Urban Bush Womenfor four years, Castro won New York City’s 2016 Run the Night competition and placed second in 2017 with her collaborative trio Soles of Duende, which recently participated in the 2018 Women in Dance Leadership Conference as invited artists. Castro has danced in Jared Grimes’s 42nd Street pre-production workshop in Chicago and performed with Jason Bernard, Ayodele Casel and Andrew Nemr. She also assisted choreographer Nick Kenkel for his work in BC Beat, has been featured as a model/movement specialist in New York Fashion Week, and danced at Radio City Music Hall for the Ellie Awards. She recently finished In the Heights at Geva Theater in Rochester, New York.