Luis Salgado Poster

Biography

Luis Salgado is an international Actor, director, choreographer and educator based in NYC. He is well known for his work as the Latin Assistant Choreographer of the Tony Award winning musical "In The Heights". In 2014 he originated the role of Kid Rizzo on the Broadway Musical "Rocky". He has also performed on Broadway with Pedro Almodovar's "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" and now is part of the Gloria Estefan Musical "On Your Feet".

Luis didn't know that his passion for the arts would lead him on to a path of adventure and to experience his dreams.

Some of his work includes, "Traps"(PBS), created the role of Frankie Suarez in the Broadway show "The Mambo Kings." Other Theater work includes "Fame on 42St","Aida", "A Chorus Line" and more. You can catch him in the films "Dirty Dancing 2 Havana nights"; "Across the universe","American Gangster";"Enchanted" and "Step Up 2 the streets" as Alejandro.

On February 13, 2004 Luis's hometown of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico honored him by dedicating the 18th Carnival Celebration in his name. In April 2007 he was selected "Gypsy of the Month" by Adrienne Onofri from BroadwayWorld.com and he achieved his first Drama Desk Award for "Outstanding Ensemble" with the hit musical "In The Heights". In May of 2007, "Latino Leaders" selected him as one of the hottest names in the world of professional theater on the NY stages.

With an intense vision in the optimistic possibilities of art, Luis has developed R.Evolución Latina, an organization that seeks to empower the Hispanic community through educational programming and partnerships. The organization's best-known initiatives are the Dare to Go Beyond Children's Performing Arts Camp, D2GB School Arts program and the Beyond Workshops Series, a 2-week annual professional development program for adult performers.