Yonel Castilla Serrano
Yonel Castilla Serrano (1975) lives and works in Portugal, The Netherlands and Cuba.
Yonel Castilla Serrano has performed both on a national and international level, as member of two major companies of contemporary dance in Havana, Cuba as a choreographer on his own freelance projects. His choreographies incorporate, besides contemporary dance and dance theatre techniques, influences of Afro-Cuban dance, modern Cuban dance and Marcial Artsd and a personal way for the partnering work. Where he expose all the experience of somebody that had dedicated to the investigation of all body expression.
Experience as a Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer
2018 Portugal –Dancer and Choreographer at the multidisciplinary project “Golden Puma”, in colaboration with Maria da Rocha;
2017/2018 Portugal – Teacher of Afro-cuban Dance at “Salsa Experience”
2018 Portugal- Dancer with Marina Nabais – Vagar
2018 Portugal – Dance Teacher and choreographer at the Spring Dance Intensive Workshop at the National Dance School – Escola de Dança do Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa.
2018 Portugal – Choreographer of “Humanitos” , for PERFORMACT dance students;
2018 Portugal – Dance Teacher at the Professional Dance Course PERFORMACT
2017 Portugal – Choreographer at the musical “West Love Story”, Torres Vedras
2015/2017 Portugal – Dance Teacher at the Professional Dance Course of Companhia Olga Roriz – COR
2016 Portugal – Choreographer and dancer at the Ópera “Onheama”, Festival Terras sem Sombras, Serpa.
2015 Portugal- Contemporary Dance Teacher at the Academia de Dança de Alcobaça
2014 Portugal- Dance Teacher, personal trainer at Estúdio Prisma, A dos Cunhados
2013 Portugal – Dance Teacher at Estúdio 7- Sintra
Portugal – dancer and choreographer at the Company United C – “Apology”, ‘Lost for Life”
Portugal – Choreographer of “Rastro” and ”Raízes” (dance piece for Seniores) , Teatro Cine de Torres Vedras, AMAL / Lourinhã
Portugal – Choreographer and dancer of “ Zulu” (dance piece for children) in colaboration with Marta Lobato, Gonçalo Lobato e Eliana Campos.
2012 Portugal – Teacher at the Academy Espaço Dança/ILÚ, Torres Vedras;
Portugal – Teacher at the School Dança Movimento, Torres Vedras.
Portugal – Teacher of Contemporary Dance, Dance Expression, Yoga, Chikung.
Teacher of Cuban Salsa and Pilates at Associação Desportiva e Cultural , Sobreiro Curvo.
2011 Netherlands: dancer with United C – “Apology”
Itália: Choreography Assistente and dancer with IL Gaviano, Theatrical Group group (people with special needs) .
Portugal – Choreography Assistente of “Noite de Ronda” from Olga Roriz to CNB – National Dance Company
2010 Portugal: dancer with Olga Roriz Dance Company – “Sagração da Primavera”;
Portugal – dancer and choreographer of, “Memórias” and “Memórias de um Homem de Pedra”, at the Contemporary Dance Festival of “Malaposta” and BlackBox of “Companhia de Dança de Évora”.
2009 Portugal – Director and founding member of Artistic Association “ILÚ – Associação de Dança/Teatro de Intervenção Urbana” ;
Portugal –Teacher of Cuban Salsa, Self Defence, Chi kung, Yoga, Sirona Combat at Sirona Health Club & Spa;
Netherlands: dancer with “Trash” at the Dance Festival Dansdag em Mastrich;
Netherlands: dancer and choreographer at the Cultural Center Bailaloca 010
2008 France/Germany: dancer with “Trash” at the Dance Festivals Vanes and Bremen;
Netherlands: dancer with “United –C”
2007 France: dancer with “Trash” , at the Dance Festival of
Netherlands: dancer with “Stationzuid” coreography by André
Gingras and Sylvain Emard;
Netherlands: Teacher of conteporary dance at “Artez
2006 / 07 Netherlands/England/France: dancer with “André Gingras” ;
2005 Netherlands: choreographer “the side of the pea “with Dans Atelier and Lantaren Venster project
2004-2005 Netherlands: dancer with “Trash company”
2004-2005 Netherlands: dancer with “Andres gringas”
2004-2005 Netherlands: dancer with “Angelika Ui”
2003-2004 Netherlands: dancer with ‘Meekers Uitgesproken Dans’
2002 Netherlands: choreographer and dancer of dance production ‘Simando’ in collaboration with experimental filmmaker Ester Urlus and soundspecialist, Reinier Rietveld
2001-2002 Cuba: dancer and choreographer with Danza Combinatoria. Presentation of choreography ‘Todos somos….’
Presentation of various choreographies in collaboration with Rosario Cardenas such as ‘Suite para caminantes’,’Exploraciones 1 & 2′. Performer of various choreographies of Rosario Cardenas, such as solo performance ‘Homenaje’
2001 Netherlands: choreographer and dancer of dance production ‘Illegal’
1997-2001 Cuba: dancer with “Danza Teatro Retazos” in more than 50 different choreographies. Participated in international dance festivals such as ‘Festival de danza callejero’ and Danzados in Matanzas with international performances in Mexico and The Netherlands.
1997-2003 dance teacher/workshops in Cuba and Netherlands, a/o body contact,rumba and salsa
1994-1996 military service, diver (international) padi-diploma
1990-1994 contemporary dance, Cuban modern dance, Afro-Cuban dance and Cuban popular dance at Danza Nacional de Cuba (intern education with national dance group)
1993-1994 yoga for dancers
1990-1991 (theatre) acting with theatre group Rita Montaner
1988-1990 martial arts, taekwondo en tai-chi (member of the professional team of Havana province)
Language: Spanish, Portuguese, English, Dutch (basic)
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