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Adam Castaneda/The Pilot Dance Project

ADAM CASTANEDA is a dancer, writer, and arts administrator living in Houston, Texas. He is the Executive and Artistic Director of the Pilot Dance Project, and his programming has been funded by the Mid-America Arts Alliance, City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, Texas Commission on the Arts, EmcArts, the Morales Foundation, HoustonFirst, the Midtown Management District, Bunnies on the Bayou, and Dance Source Houston. Through his non-profit, he produces a full season of professional Modern dance as well as the annual Houston Fringe Festival. As a company member of the Pilot Dance Project, he has performed in evening-length and repertory work by Ashley Horn, jhon r. stronks, Jennifer Mabus, Jaime Frugé-Walne, Heather VonReichbauer, Lori Yuill, Orlando Hunter (Brooklyn, New York), Erica Gionfriddo (Austin, TX), Jennifer Salter, and Ty Lewis. In 2018, he was a graduate of the second class of Artist Inc. Houston, and was selected from a national pool of applicants to attend the Jacob's Pillow National Dance Presenters Forum. He currently leads The Pilot Dance Project as a participant in EmcArts' New Pathways Program. Adam was chosen as one of Dance Source Houston's 2018-2019 Artists-in-Residence, which culminated in a finished piece of choreography at the 2019 Barnstorm Dance Fest. Over the past season, he was awarded a Let Creativity Happen! Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance for a community-building dance/literary arts work, The Flower Garden Ignatius Beltran, which premiered February 18 at Dance Source Houston's Mind the Gap 15.0. Adam is a grateful recipient of a 2020 Support for Artists and Creative Individuals Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance to produce Lazarus in the Promised Land, a celebration of the Houston Mexican American community. Most recently, he was awarded a Let Creativity Happen Digital! Grant for “The Intimacy of Longitudes and Latitudes” and is currently one of six mentees in Dance/USA’s Institute for Leadership Training.

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4516 Cochran 77009 United States US Texas TX Houston