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Location: Tucson, AZ, United States
School: University of Arizona
Field of Study: Dance/Theater Arts


Cindy Cantos Castro

Professional Summary
Artist highly passionate about all areas of artistic, educational, and administrative theater and dance productions.

Dance Forms: Modern, Contemporary, Choreography (Advance Level)
Aerial rope and trapeze (Beginner level)
Salsa (Advance level)
Stage Combat (Certified)

Fluent in Spanish & English

Additional Information
In September of 2013, I was featured in an important photography exhibition entitled "Transitando Huellas" in my home country of Ecuador. The exhibition was a showcase of the most important female artists in the nation.

Performance History
• Devised Theater Actress, 08/2015 to 05/2017
University of Arizona School of Theater – Tucson, AZ

• Dancer and Choreographer, 08/2015 to 05/2017
University of Arizona Dance Ensemble – Tucson, AZ
Dancer with choreographers Max Foster, Tammy Dyke, Elizabeth George, Will Dingeldein, Jory Hancock, and Claire Hancock.

• Dancer and Actress, 08/2013 to 05/2016
Ashley Bowman "Artifact Dance Project" – Tucson, AZ

• Dancer, 08/2013 to 05/2014
Yvonne Montoya "Safos Dance Theater" – Tucson, AZ

• Volunteer Hospital Clown, 06/2006
Raquel Rodriguez – Guayaquil, EC
Visited hospitals to comfort and make people laughed

• Actress, Dancer, and Choreographer, 01/1996 to 12/2012
Lucho Mueckay – Guayaquil, EC
Collaborated with the artistic director to implement the artistic vision of the company.
Contributed to the creative process through original ideas and inspiration.
Company member with Sarao Dance and Theater Company

Work History
• Lighting Designer, 07/2017 to Current
En Avant Ballet Company – Guayaquil, EC
Ballet Carmen

• Usher, 08/2016 to 05/2017
Tadj Hodges – Tucson, AZ
Usher at Centennial Hall at the University of Arizona.

• Assistant Stage Manager, 06/2016 to 07/2016
En Avant Ballet Company – Guayaquil, EC
Ballet Don Quixote

• Babysitter, 02/2013 to 05/2017
Christina Sanchez – Tucson, AZ

• Volunteer Aerial Acrobatic Trainer, 01/2014 to 01/2015
Old Pueblo Gymnastic Center – Tucson, AZ

• Dance Workshop, 11/2014
Joyce Dillon, Tucson, AZ
Arts Express

• Integrated Dance Teaching Artist, 03/2014 to 05/2014
Thom Lewis – Tucson, Az
Opening Minds Through the Arts, TUSD

• Acting Teacher, Director, and Producer of Plays, 06/2010 to 12/2012
Logos Academy Elementary & High School – Guayaquil, EC

• English Teacher, 2005 to 2010
“Puerto Azul” Kindergarten – Guayaquil, EC

• Dance and Acting Teacher, 01/1998 to 12/2012
Lucho Mueckay – Guayaquil, Ecuador
Sarao Cultural Center – Guayaquil, EC

• Production Assistant, 06/2003 to 06/2010
Lucho Mueckay – Guayaquil, EC
I worked with the director and producer of the "Festival Fragmentos de Junio" and the "Festival Internacional de Artes Escenicas". I ushered shows, ticket office, logistics for guest companies, communications.

• Bachelor of Arts: Theater, Summa Cum Laude, 2017
University of Arizona. Theater Arts Mayor and Modern Dance Minor -
Theater coursework includes Stage Combat (Brent Gibbs), Stage Management (Jenny Lang), Theatre Management (Bruce Brockman), Intro to Design, Acting, Theater Improvisation, Directing, Dramaturgy, Script Writing (Elaine Romero), Principles of Dramatic Structure, Theater History, Literature and Film, Intro to Stage Costume Construction and Costume Crew (Richard Tuckett), Career Development (Dr. Barbara McKean).

• Minor in Modern Dance, Summa Cum Laude, 2017
Dance coursework includes Modern Dance Technique (Amy Ernst, Tamara Dyke-Compton, Sam Watson) , Dance Improvisation, Biomechanics for Dance, History of Dance (James Clouser), Dance and Culture, Pilates, Choreography, Move and Rhythms, Voice for Dances (Monti Ralstin), Gaga (Yaniv Abraham and Guy Shomroni) and Argentinian Tango (Sonny Newman) Workshops.

• Liberal Arts (AGEC-A) Certification, 2015
Pima Community College School of Theater - Tucson, Arizona
Coursework included Acting, Voice, Movement, Stagecraft, Theater Appreciation, History of Theater, English, Math, Astronomy, History of the United States, Biology, Geography, Human Development, Philosophy, Sociology.

• “Sarao” School of Dance and Theater – Guayaquil, EC: 2012
Coursework included Voice, Directing, Production, Stanislavsky Acting Technique, Movement, Contemporary Dance, Dance-Theater, Choreography.

• “Casa Grande” University – Guayaquil, EC
TESL Teacher. Teaching English as a Second Language

• Finalist for the 2016 Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Arizona.
• Transfer Tuition Scholarship.
• Resident CFA Tuition Award at the University of Arizona.
• Max P. Voskuhler Memorial Scholarship

• Thom Lewis
Program Coordinator
Opening Minds through the Arts
Tucson Unified School District

• Tadj Hodges
House Manager/Events Coordinator
UA Presents/Centennial Hall

• Claire Hancock
Artistic Director
Artifact Dance Project

Dancer, Actress, Teacher, Drama, Dance, Arts, Administration