Carlos Bustamante


Carlos has been performing professionally in the Washington DC area for exactly 14 years. He moved to DC in 1998 after graduating from Oberlin College with bachelor degrees in English Literature and Theatre Performance. Since then, Carlos has worked with many area comapnies, past and present, including Theatre Alliance; The Olney Theatre Center; The Keegan Theatre; Long Acre Lea; Cherry Red Productions; Washington Shakespeare Company; The Source Theatre; American Century; The Studio Theatre; and Actor's Theatre of Washington. Additionally, he has performed in multiple productions for both the Source Theatre and the Capital Fringe Festivals, as well as The Lobster Boy Vaudeville and Burlesque Review.

In 2003, Carlos was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for his work in the Keegan Theatre's production of Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 

When not on stage, Carlos rounds out his days working as a project manager for the Smithsonian Institution's newest museum, The National Museum of African American History and Culture, due to open in late 2015.

Finally, Carlos joined the company here at Contradiction Dance in 2010 and can honestly say that dance drives the blues away.