A.R.T.: Debut. Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in New Haven, CT, Amanda Castro is a multidisciplinary artist rooted in rhythm. Most recently seen in Chasing Magic by Ayodele Casel (Joyce Theater) and The Mayor of Harlem by Jason Samuel Smith, Derrick Grant, & Dormeshia, Castro is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts, where she studied under Glen Eddy of Nederlands Dans Theatre and Andre Tyson from Ailey Company. An active founding member of the all-female percussive trio Soles of Duende and once principal dancer of the renowned company Urban Bush Women, she has starred in musical theatre productions such as Singing in the Rain (Kathy Seldon), Jared Grimes’ 42nd Street, “atomic” performances in Glimmerglass Festival’s West Side Story (Anita, NYT ‘18) and Lyric Opera of Chicago, among others. Amanda continues to pursue the journey of deepening her practice as a rhythmic storyteller and remains a vessel for the stories that push humanity forward.