Saulo Castillo, Programming and Development VISTA

Saulo’s first experience with New Urban Arts was in 2007, when he walked into the studio as a sophomore in High School. He spent his time exploring all of the media in the studio, primarily focusing on table drawing. In 2011 Saulo graduated from Classical High School and became a full-time professional dancer and founding member of Project 401, a local grassroots organization that uses Hip Hop Arts and Culture to relay positive social messages to youth. At Project 401 Saulo gained experience in community organizing, fundraising, and communications.
Saulo travels regularly to compete in several dance competitions and events across the US, including Philadelphia, New York, Massachusetts and Florida.
Saulo also attended Year Up Providence, a one-year intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internships. At Year Up, Saulo focused on information technology and customer service.
Saulo’s creative practice revolves around youth development, particularly working to better the lives of under-served/at-risk youth in the Providence community and the greater New England area. Saulo has also worked as a teaching artist at several non-profit organizations such as Providence City Arts, D’Abate Elementary School, and the Providence After School Alliance.