Big Brain Awards

Angel Castro: 2015 Big Brain Awards Finalist, Performing Art

You submitted nominations for the best and brightest emerging Valley creatives, and the results are in. Presenting the 2015 BigBrain finalists.

Leading up to the announcement of winners at Artopia on May 9, Jackalope Ranch, Chow Bella, and Up on the Sun will introduce the finalists. Up today is Angel Castro.

Angel Castro's hands flex and glide through the air as he explains that he doesn't feel he has to catch up anymore.

Castro decided to go against his parents' wishes and focus on dancing at 18, a late age for the art. Even though he came from a family of singers and actors, he had to convince his family that he could do it.

Six years after making the decision, he has earned a dance degree from Arizona State University, danced with most of the established companies in the Valley, created several of his own shows, and secured a job at Celebrity & Company.