Drawing, painting and infusing stories through movement is the first impulse Luis follows when creating art. With a strong commitment to the emotional truth, whether directing, choreographing or both, Luis creates compositions that are not only visually beautiful but purposeful to the journey the characters, and audience are taking. His versatility and training in various forms of dance and theater, allow him to create for film, television, musical theatre, events and concerts.
Currently, he is directing/choreographing “Aniversario Sin Cuenta de Cecilia Bracamonte” in Peru. Last fall he directed/choreographed the world premier of Amigo Duende, a new musical in NYC.
Luis was the Latin assistant choreographer of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, In The Heights. Assisting in choreography for films including:”American Gangster”, “Enchanted”, “Step Up 2: The Streets” and the Latin Billboard Awards. He has choreographed animated features of “Dora the Explorer Girls” for Nickelodeon, music videos for WONKA Inc and McDonald’s “Latinos R One”. In theatre he has choreographed Zapata! The Musical (2012 New York Music Theatre Festival), DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story (that has received critical acclaim in NYC, Puerto Rico, and DC), I’ll Be Damned, The Drop Outs and Serenade which he won an HOLA award for.
Most recently he directed Candela “Fuerza y Pasion” in Peru and RL’s 2011 Choreographers Festival in NYC as well as staged readings including Yemaya’s Belly, Valencia and Pushing Daisy. He has also directed events such as Gracias Mujeres, and Broadway’s R.Evolución Latina at Joe’s Pub.