Jam Niel Delgado Castro is Puerto Rican. He was born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. He started dancing at the age of sixteen. In 2010, he began training at the School of the Arts in Trujillo Alto where he was quickly offered a position with the company as well as an invitation to attend competitions with HB (formerly known as Heavenly Bodies). In 2012, he received the opportunity to perform in the famous show “La Vechindad del Chavo.” Upon graduating, he joined the dance company at the Metropolitan University in Rio Piedras while studying for a degree in Public Relations. After moving to West Virginia and furthering his dance training in classical dance, he began teaching contemporary jazz dance classes. In 2014, Mr. Delgado moved to North Carolina and joined the Koffee Dance Company performing in “Insomnia” at the Burning Coal Theatre. He has also performed with the Winston Salem Festival Ballet and Tylor Dance. In the spring of 2018, he began teaching at IBC as a guest teacher. Mr Delgado has studied a variety of contemporary techniques rooted in the research of ShaGa Movement Language as well as William Forsythe’s Improvisation Technologies under the direction of ShaLeigh Comerford. He has guested with ShaLeigh Dance Works since 2019 and officially joined the company in 2020.
“The movement language of our company, ShaGa to me is a way to move and explore different parts of the body and surprise me every time, it also makes me smile every time I hear the guidance of our teachers and director. ShaGa takes me to a journey and takes me to a level of expansion, suspension, and challenge myself to go for more!”