Note: Iker Castell will be appearing as Billy in the Barcelona, Spain, production of Billy Elliot the Musical (BETM) from October 9, 2021.
Debut: 12-Oct-2021 (Barcelona, Spain)
Total Performances as Billy to Date: 0 (As of 30-Sep-2021)
Iker started dancing when he was six years old. He began with hip hop then added urban contemporary. He has competed at many dance competitions over the years. Iker has also appeared in a number of television commercials and he is represented by the agency Face of Music Barcelona.
BETM won’t be Iker’s first stage experience. In summer 2019 he performed in Titus Andronicus at Parc de l’Estació del Nord.
Before his audition for BETM, Iker was a fan of the film: “I saw Billy Elliot more than 100 times. Every afternoon I would put it on and think, I want to look like this actor”, he says. He heard about the auditions for BETM in Barcelona via social media. After successfully winning a place at the Barcelona Billy school, Iker has been in training for the role of Billy since March 2019. He says that the training schedule is hard, but exciting. He trains at the school five days a week — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday — for about two and a half hours each day.
Iker’s debut performance as Billy on 12-Oct-2021 makes him the 315th young actor worldwide to play the role in a professional, regional or community theatre production of the musical.
When he is older Iker wants to be a dancer and a musical theatre actor. He is hoping that performing in BETM will open many doors for him.
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