Luis Salgado is “one of the young Latinos on Broadway who has dedicated his entire life to both dance and social work” as quoted on Broadway World. Luis is a true leader who lives full of passion, fire, and a commitment to going beyond. A unique style, influence of Latin rhythms and his heritage make Luis a stand out among dancers. His ability to “dive right in” makes him an artist and a visionary who makes things possible at times against all odds.
Salgado has come on strong with his love for theatre plunging into every aspect of the art form, including producing. This Puerto Rican artist is a versatile performer whose career has molded him into an internationally established director, choreographer, and a teacher that brings a unique passion to the classroom.
In the past 3 years his work has been focused as a director and producer with his company Salgado Productions which is committed to making Art with A Purpose. His commitment to storytelling has led him to conceive and direct productions that tell original stories of Latin America. Some of his recent directing work includes RL’s 2011 Choreographers Festival, Amigo Duende (NYC), Candela Fuerza y Pasion, and Aniversario Sin Cuenta (Lima Peru) to mention a few. Luis has invested in BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS such as Peter and the Starcatcher and Godspell.
Through his career Salgado has been honored as a choreographer and performer for his exceptional talents and vision to paint a story through movement. His unique stage presence has led him to roles such as “Malik” in Women on the Verge of A Nervous Breakdown sharing the stage with Broadway vets, Laura Bennati, Patti Lupone and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Luis was honored with the Hombres Destacados “El Award” given by El Diario newspaper for his contribution to the Latino community and was selected “Gypsy of the Month” by Broadway World for his consistent work on Broadway and off-Broadway. His passion and dedication to his Latin roots has made him an influence in movement and choreography that has contributed to stage and film works such as “Step Up 2 the Streets”, “American Gangster”, The Latin Billboards, “Dora The Explorer Girls”, DC7: The Roberto Clemente Story and In The Heights among others.
His heart expands and lives in the souls of the unheard voices, the people who raised him, and inspired his love for social work that has led him to the successful development of his organization, R.Evolción Latina. Come enter the world of Luis Salgado as you experience this page.