DIRECTOR / CHOREO

A Puerto Rican artist who is a versatile performer whose career has molded him into an internationally established director, choreographer, and a teacher.

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A Puerto Rican artist who is a versatile performer whose career has molded him into an internationally established director, choreographer, and a teacher.

Broadway World

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 of the characters, and the audience. His versatility and training in various forms of dance and theatre, allow him to create
for film, television, musical theatre, events and concerts.

Luis directed and choreographed the U.S premiere of the Spanish version of In The Heights at GALA Theatre in Washington D.C which received nine 2018 Helen Hayes Awards including Best Musical, Best Direction and Best Choreography.

Luis was the associate director/choreographer of Cirque de Soliel’s Paramour in
Hamburg Germany. Among the productions he has directed/choreographed in
the United States and abroad are the fantasy musical Ella Es Colombia in Bogota,
Colombia with MISI Musicals, the Holland Production of On Your Feet, RAGTIME, TO
BE OR NOT TO BE… a Shakespearean Experience, Amigo Duende the Musical, In The
Heights, Bountiful, Zuccotti Park, Song of Solomon, Speed the Plow, Candela Fuerza y Pasión in Lima Peru, FAME, the musical a bilingual adaptation that won the 2019 Helen Hayes award for Outstanding Musical Production.

In 2020 Luis directed and choreographed Matilda, The Musical on stage. Virtually, he

was the associate director and co-choreographer for Viva Broadway’s Hear our Voices produced by the Broadway League and Playbill.com and was the choreographer/Associate director for Disenchanted. 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.

With every project, 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.Evolución Latina.

Luis’ desire to develop and produce art that matters, art that serves a purpose and real storytelling sparked the creation Salgado Productions. Through Salgado Productions Luis has taken his experience and team from producing in New York to South America. Learn more about Salgado Productions Projects, Producions and Educational Programming at Salgadoproductions.com.

View Luis Salgado´s Resume