Luis Salgado is an internationally renowned performer, director and choreographer, with an acclaimed career on Broadway, film, television, and stages around the word. Born in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, Luis’ love for theater began at 9 years of age after attending an after school program. “It just changed my life, literally. It was like one of those moments when you’re like Oof!
I just feel so happy and complete. I want to do this the rest of my life.
Luis’ Broadway credits include “Malik” in the musical adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar’s “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” and ensemble (as well as Latin Assistant Choreographer) in the Tony Award-winning musical “In The Heights.” He can currently be seen as boxer “Kid Rizzo” and Rocky’s “Cutman” in the Broadway musical production of “Rocky,” at the Winter Garden Theatre until August 17. Salgado says of his experience in the show, “Rocky has been an incredible journey for many different reasons. One of them I am a boxing lover, I boxed when I was 15 years-old. To be on the stage boxing, dancing and acting it’s kind of putting all of my little candies on one plate and it just feels amazing.”
With only a few weeks left on Broadway Salgado has nothing but gratitude towards the production.”For me personally it’s not sad at all. I know the business works like that. My baby was born during Rocky and I will always remember Rocky as a very important moment in my life. I’m just grateful for the opportunity,” he added.
A strong community leader and humanitarian, Luis is the founder and CEO of 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 Performing Arts Camp and School Arts programs for children, and the Beyond Workshops Series, a 2-week annual professional development program for adult performers. The 7th Annual “Dare to Go Beyond” Broadway Children’s Summer Camp will take place from July 28th through August 1st in New York City.
“We’ve been now for 7 years been able to offer free of charge opportunities for the community. This is a very exciting time in the summer because this is kind of our favorite. Everybody loves the summer camp because we get over 200 kids come to take singing, dancing and acting. I had a program free of charge that changed my life and I could only hope this program in the last 7 years changed some lives,” states Salgado.
To volunteer visit revolcionlatina.org and email [email protected] View the video below to learn more about “Dare To Go Beyond” summer camp and how you can help.