Hometown: Havana, Cuba

Joined OKC Ballet in 2021

Oslaniel Castillo

Oslaniel "Ozzy" Castillo, originally from Havana, Cuba began his training at Nevada Ballet Theatre where he studied under Monika Rostomian, Dodie Askegard, Clarice Rathers, James Canfield, and Roy Kaiser. Castillo joined Nevada Ballet Theatre as a trainee for the 2016/17 season and was promoted to apprentice in 2019. During his time there, he was fortunate to perform in many ballets including Ben Stevenson’s Dracula as well as Swan Lake, and James Canfield’s The Nutcracker.

Castillo attended the Oklahoma City Ballet Summer Intensive in 2021 and was offered an apprenticeship for the 2021/22 season. He is thrilled to continue into his second season at Oklahoma City Ballet.

With Oklahoma City Ballet, Castillo has performed in Jessica Lang’s To Familiar Spaces in Dream, Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), and Robert Mills’ The Nutcracker.

Castillo has also performed in A Tribute to Michael Jackson at the Grand Theatre, in several collaborations with Cirque du Soleil, and as a guest artist for Microsoft. A few of his favorite roles include Russian Babka in Robert Mills’ The Nutcracker, Men in White in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), and collaborations with Cirque Du Soleil.