Miami-born Latina Christina Castro-Tauser has made Philadelphia her home since moving here in 2015 to get her MFA in dance at Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance. A classically trained ballet dancer, she studied with Laura Alonso at Centro Pro Danza in Cuba.
As an apprentice with the Colorado Ballet, she was invited to choreograph for the second company, and since then she has worked across forms (classical and contemporary) and spaces (stage and public sites)
In her site-specific choreography, Castro-Tauser explores the context of the space: how it frees, limits, and shapes movement and interaction.
Her 2018 evening-length ¿Qué Pasa Ahora?, which explores the changing dynamics of the modern family, has been presented at the Barnes Foundation and represented Temple University at the Mid-Atlantic North American College Dance Association Conference.
Her essays exploring the concepts of identity and community and the relationship between Public Art and Dance appear in the peer-reviewed Dancer-Citizen. Among her pieces for Expansions, Displaced and Disconnected, Peace by the Water, Among Us, and Connecting the Distance, are site-specific works making use of public spaces around Philadelphia, including the Wissahickon.
Christina is a Teaching Artist at Taller Puertorriqueño and Executive Director of International Ballet Exchange. As an adjunct instructor at Temple University, she teaches “Embodying Pluralism”, a general education course that explores identity, diversity, and community through movement.