Antonio "Tazk" Castillo
· Founder, The Lab Breakin’ School, Washington DC
· Founder, The Competitive Breakin’ League (2013)
· Creator, B-Score
· Creator, The Box (competitive Breakin’ arena)
· Creator, The Lace Breakin’ Curriculum Program
· Bboy (1996 – present)
· Coach, 2019 Youth 2x USA Champions
· Co-Founder of Lab Ratz Crew
Antonio has been part of the movement to develop the sport of Breakin’. Since 2013, he has organized national tours hosting youth, teen and adult pro competitions. In 2014, Antonia hosted the USA Breakin’ Championships and has been on the road ever since, hosting events to qualify the top athletes in the United States for the USA Finals. Antonio has at the forefront in organizing and developing the organized competitive landscape for break dance, including developing scoring criteria, rules and regulations, and the arena for competitions for the sport.
Antonio is both a teacher and a coach, founding a school in Washington DC that was among the first school in the nation to specialize in Breakin as dance and as a competitive sport. Today, The Lab Breakin School has more than 700 students who attend classes, camps and training activities to grow and achieve excellence in Breakin as dance and as a sport.
Recently, Antonio has also dedicated time to USA Breakin’, whose purpose is to to help under-privileged youth with scholarships and other expenses to enrich the inclusiveness of the sport of Breakin. Antonio’s passion for dance is long-standing; he he has been and continues to be involved in myriad aspects of Breaking as dance and advocating for it to gain recognition as an Olympic sport.