Anne O'Malley Castellanos
Anne O’Malley Castellanos is currently an adjunct professor of Dance at Eastern University. Anne received her BFA in Ballet from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With a career spanning over fifteen years and 2 continents she has performed with the Philadelphia Civic Ballet, Camerata Opera Theatre, Latin Fiesta, Flamenco Olé, Dublin’s Cuban Carnival, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Ballet des Jeunes under the direction of Ursula Melita (with which she toured Europe several times). She also was commissioned to choreograph a number of works for these companies, including Gracias Espana (1991), Reflections (1995), Songs of Sonia Sanchez (1998) Trading Traditions (2005) and Requerdos de Espana (2007).
In addition to performing and choreographing, Anne taught weekly Spanish Dance and Flamenco classes in Dublin until 2004 as well as Ballet for B-Famous Studios and Ballet des Jeunes, and has been on the Faculty of Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill College’s Summer Arts Program for over 10 years teaching Ballet, Jazz, Broadway, Flamenco & Spanish Dance. She founded Flamenco Y Mas International in Dublin, Ireland and has been featured on local and national television programs. At Eastern, Ms. Castellanos teaches “World Dance” and "Fiesta Latina," a course through which students learn a global dance form and improvise with Spanish and Latin musical rhythms.
Anne has been blessed with 3 incredible children and a life filled with music and dance. She strives to share her passion with her students in a way that is relevant and makes a difference in today's society. Anne recently performed at Swarthmore College’s Middlebury Summer Language School, World Cafe Live in Philadelphia Honoring Latino Artists who have made a Cultural impact on the City of Philadelphia, The Painted Bride with Latin Fiesta for their Roots in Music and Dance Series, Opera in The Rotunda and is a performing artist with Musicopia bringing the arts to Schools through assemblies, workshops and residencies.