Yanira Castro is a Puerto Rican born interdisciplinary artist making work in New York. In 2009, she formed the collaborative group, a canary torsi, an anagram of her name. Castro’s work borrows from dance, performance, theater, and visual art often utilizing interactive technology to form hybrid projects. Her work has been commissioned and presented by New York Live Arts, The Chocolate Factory Theater, Abrons Arts Center, Danspace Project, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Dance Theater Workshop, ISSUE Project Room, New Museum, and The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Her work has toured nationally and internationally including to the ICA/Boston, Vermont Performance Lab, The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs, The Yard, The Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, SPACE Gallery and the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College. She is currently a 2018/19 New York Live Arts Live Feed Artist and was a Yaddo and Marble House Project Artist in 2018. She has been recognized with various awards for her work, including a NY Dance & Performance Award (aka Bessie) for Outstanding Production, MAP Fund, The New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, The Jerome Foundation, New Music USA, and a NY Foundation for the Arts Choreography Fellowship in 2016.