Teo Castellanos is an actor/writer/director. He received his BFA in Theater from Florida Atlantic University under a full scholarship where he studied with four time Tony Award winner Zoe Caldwell. He is author of NE 2nd Avenue a one-man show based on Miami characters, commissioned by Miami Light Project. NE 2nd Avenue won the Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland 2003.
He is Artistic Director of Teo Castellanos D-Projects, a contemporary Dance/Theater company whose original work fuses world cultures, religion and music, examining social issues through performance. Teo Castellanos D-Projects has toured the US, South America, China with the company piece Scratch & Burn, and will begin touring their latest work Fat Boy January 20102. Teo has lectured and taught theater workshops at colleges, universities and communities throughout U.S. He has worked as Executive Producer of Miami Project Hip Hop (MPH), an annual event that honors Hip Hop roots and aesthetics produced by Miami Light Project. He is coach of Miami’s Tigertail WordSpeak Poetry Team that participates annually at the international slam competition Brave New Voices.
He is the recipient of the State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship 2005, and has been nominated twice for the US Artist Fellowship and once for the Alpert Award. You can catch Teo on the silver screen opposite Mat Dilon in Sunlight Jr. and opposite John Leguizamo in Empire. Teo is a member of Screen Actors Guild, Associate Member of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and is represented in Europe by Universal Arts.