ABOUT THE TEAM
- Salgado Productions Team -
In 24 years of commitment and passion to art, and 17 years living from doing what he loves Luis Salgado has developed a need to make art that matters, Art that serves a purpose and a real passion for Storytelling. His culture and social beliefs have given him the opportunities to work with some of the biggest companies as well as the most organic and low key organizations teaching him the balance between art and commerce. Luis has directed and choreographed musicals and plays, as well as conceived and developed many others. Luis was the Latin Assistant Choreographer of the Tony Award winning musical In The Heights and wants to pass all of his experiences in art to potential new projects that serve a purpose.
Associate Producer / General Manager
Denisse has joined Luis as Investor/Producer for Broadway productions of Godspell, Peter and the Starcatcher and the reading Distant Thunder (Directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett). Denisse has been next to Luis in the development of all his companies including the successful Dreamers Company in Puerto Rico and La Academia de Arte Ensuenos. She has served as the Co-Executive Director of R.Evolución Latina for the last five years, managing close to half of million dollars in services and social ARTS Support.
Asst. to Artistic Director/Associate Producer/ Resident PSM & Consultant
Heather met Luis while working on In The Heights on Broadway as part of the stage management team. She has had the honor of being the artistic assistant to Luis Salgado for the past 4 years. She has worked on various events & projects as part of Salgado Productions & R.Evolución Latina from Antonio Banderas’s Perfume launch to the Puerto Rican Day Parade. She traveled to Peru for Candela "Fuerza y Pasion" as the Creative Stage Manager & recently was the Asst Director on Amigo Duende.
- Salgado Productions Advisors -
Salgado Productions Advisor / Broadway Producer
I had the pleasure of working with Luis on In The Heights, and since then I’ve been impressed by his passion and commitment to create art and inspire others. Currently, Jill is co-lead producing Rodgers+Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway and the hip-hop comedy group Freestyle Love Supreme. She is also an executive producer of the upcoming filmGreetings From Tim Buckley. Jill was co-lead producer of In The Heights, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2008, and other past Broadway productions include The Heiress, Seminar, West Side Story, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sly Fox, and Fortune’s Fool. Past Off-Broadway productions include On The Line and Adult Entertainment. In 2011 Jill received the Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theatre Producing. She is on the boards of MCC Theater and The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, and is a member of the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
Salgado Productions Advisor
Shaheen met the extraordinarily gifted Luis Salgado when he was cast
in Fame on 42nd Street and their professional relationship has flourished. Dan is currently involved in numerous Broadway productions including Pippin, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Cinderella. He is proud of his long association with authors Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt as Executive Producer of Portfolio Productions. Of their works, he has produced The Fantasticks off-Broadway revival and tours throughout Japan, in Egypt for the U.S. State Department, the 30th Anniversary production starting Robert Goulet and the off-Broadway revival of I Do! I Do! As a production supervisor or stage manager his New York credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Hot Feet, and All My Sons on Broadway and Fame on 42nd Street and Modern Orthodox off-Broadway. He also supervised the National tours of Fame, as well as multiple international productions including Italy, Spain and Portugal and is on the Board of Directors of The Father Fame Foundation, which promotes theatre arts and education.
Salgado Productions Advisor / Theater Director
Peter is proud to work with Salgado Productions, providing insight & expertise in new play development and creating Theatre for Young
Audiences. New York credits include Our Town with Blythe Danner, BD
Wong, & S. Epatha Merkerson; On the 20th Century with Douglas Sills &
Marin Mazzie; Chess with Josh Groban & Adam Pascal; and Funny Girl with Whoopi Goldberg, Andrea Martin, & Jane Krakowski; Lee Blessing’s Two Rooms; Skippyjon Jones, & Junie B. Jones (nominated for two Lucille Lortel Awards including Best Musical); and Rhapsody in Seth starring Seth Rudetsky. Regional credits: 1776 for Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC starring Brooks Ashmanskas & Robert Cuccioli; the world premiere of Tim Pinckney’s play Ever So Humble starring Andréa Burns; Quira Hudes’ Barrio Grrrl! - Kennedy Center; Man of LaMancha (Carbonell Award, best director) - Maltz-Jupiter Theatre. Peter is on faculty at the Stella Adler Studio for Acting & New York University.
Quiara Alegría Hudes
Salgado Productions Advisor / Playwright
Quiara was the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Water by the Spoonful. The Philadelphia native had previously been a Pulitzer finalist in 2007 for her play Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue and again in 2009 for her original musical In the Heights. Hudes’ book for Broadway’s In the Heights was also a Tony nominee, and the musical, written with Lin-Manuel Miranda, won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2008. Her newest play, The Happiest Song Plays Last, premiered at the Goodman Theater and will soon be in New York at Second Stage. Hudes lives in New York with her husband and children.
Salgado Productions Advisor/ Actress
Andréa is currently performing on Broadway with Nathan Lane in the Tony nominated play, The Nance, by Douglas Carter Beane. Andréa is a Drama Desk Award winner having delighted Broadway audiences as the saucy “Daniela” in the Tony Awardwinning musical, In The Heights. Other Broadway credits include, Beauty and the Beast, The Full Monty, and The Ritz. OffBroadway credits include: Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World and Stephen Sondheim’s Saturday Night. National Tours: Parade (National Broadway Award nomination), The Full Monty, Company. A versatile actress, Andréa has played a variety of roles across this country ranging from Dot in Sunday in the Park with George (Joseph Jefferson Award nomination) to Eva Peron in Evita to most recently, Diana in Next to Normal. Television credits include The Electric Company, Law & Order:SVU, Rescue Me, and Smash. Her solo album , A Deeper Shade of Red, is available on itunes. Andréa serves on the faculty of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
- SP Resident Artists/Consultants -
Resident Music Consultant of Salgado Productions, Composer of Amigo Duende
Drama Desk Award recipient for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in the Tony Award and Grammy Award Winning Musical of 2008 In the Heights. He then originated the role of “Favorite Son” in the rock musical American Idiot along side Billie Joe Armstrong and in 2011 he starred in Susan Stroman's The Scottsboro Boys as “Haywood” Patterson which earned him a Tony Award Nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
Graphic & Web Designer
He is originally from Peñuelas, Puerto Rico and currently resides in Jersey City, where he is following his passion for the arts and sciences in the Digital Arts industry. Since he moved to the NYC area, Victor has been involved with non-profit organizations like TEDxHoboken and R.Evolución Latina. He has also made an impact in the brand image of Salgado Productions.
Resident Lighting Designer/Salgado Production’s Lighting Consultant
Previous Design Credits include Hair 2nd National Tour, Tokio Confidential (Scandal Produtions) Educating Rita(Huntington Theatre Company), Candela "Fuerza Y Pasion" in Lima, Peru, R.Evolución Latina's Choreographers Festival (R.Evolución Latina), La Boheme, Tosca, Aida (Opera Memphis), The World Goes Round (Prince Music Theatre), Art Tatum:Piano Starts Here (Apollo Theatre), A Hatful of Rain in New York and Poland, It Must Be Him (Peter J. Sharp Theatre), Caucasian Chalk Circle (New School), and many regional productions including Theatre by the Sea, John W. Engeman Theatre, and Northern Stage, and NYU Seinhardt among others.
- SP Creative Associates -
Harry, originally from San Juan, PR, has been based in NYC for over twenty years. His first collaboration with Salgado Productions was Amigo Duende. He has also worked with Atlantic Theater, Lincoln Center Institute, Pregones, Juilliard, Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, Hostos Repertory Theater, Labyrinth, Teatro Circulo, Sea, Theater for the New City, International Ensemble Theatre, Spectrum Stage, Intar, Hartford’s TheaterWorks, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Harrisburg’s Open Stage, Cuba’s Danza del Alma, and R.Evolución Latina, to name a few. As producer, he co-produced Chicago and Hedwig and The Angry Inch in Puerto Rico. On Broadway he was assistant costume designer for Paul Simon's The Capeman, and A Class Act. MFA, Tisch-NYU. You can see his work at www.harrynadal.com.
Kate started her journey with Salgado Productions with Amigo Duende. She has worked as both Set and Costume Designer for dance and physical theatre, musicals, classical theatre and even illusion shows. She has also enjoyed success as a Production Designer for film and television. Her films have been shown at festivals worldwide including twice at Cannes and also won at SXSW and LA film Festival. She has undertaken commercial projects for Nike, Chloe Sevigny at Show Studio and even designed the set for the 2012 Gotham Awards. Kate has taught theatre programs on both sides of the Atlantic. Bringing theatre to children is something that she is very passionate about. Some of her work can be seen at www.katerance.com.
Herrick’s work has been seen Off-Broadway and all over the US and the globe. Including Manila, Shanghai, Brisbane, Brazil, Germany, Peru, and exotic Canada. He designs for theater, dance, concerts, and live events. He has had the pleasure of working with Luis and Salgado Productions on Serenade, Ser o no Cer...vantes, Shafrika, Candela, I’ll be Damned, Amigo Duende, Zapata!, and Dance from the Heart 2010. Herrick is a 2009 Hewes award nominee for his work on ROOMS and the recipient of the 2009 ISES Big Apple Award for best lighting design for an event. He was also honored with the 2009 Redden award for excellence in lighting design at that year’s Lighting Design International convention. In 2010 he received a Live design Excellence Award for his designs Off Broadway. Herrick’s work can be seen at
Associate Shakespeare Director
Most recently with Salgado Productions Ian adapted and co-directed with Luis Salgado, Othello: A 25 Minute Adaptation for Teatro StageFest and Jose Limon Dance Company. Ian has been the teacher and curriculum designer for the R.Evolucion Latina Shakespeare Project for 5 years and has taught in the Beyond Workshop Series and The D2GB summer camp. Ian was the Shakespeare Initiative Associate at The Public Theater for several years. He continues there as the founder/director of A Midsummer Day’s Camp. He has worked as a text coach at The Public, The Juilliard School, Williamstown Theater Festival, Shakespeare on the Sound and R.Evolucion Latina. He has taught Shakespeare in graduate programs, colleges, high schools, middle Schools, shelters, community centers and prisons.
Italian by birth but Spanish by adoption, Valeria has spent her entire life in the performing arts (MAYUMANA, YLLANA, The Wedding Singer, Opera Lirica and more) In 2010 Valeria traveled to the United States to assist the choreography of the show Ser o no Cer…vantes, where she met Luis Salgado with whom she felt a strong artistic bond. Valeria was invited to participate as a choreographer in R.Evolución Latina’s 2011 Choreographers Festival. Thus began a collaboration that led Valeria to be part of Salgado Productions. She was the assistant Director and Associate Choreographer for CANDELA “Fuerza y Pasion” in Lima Peru. Currently based in New York she continues her collaboration with Luis assisting him in the choreography of DC-7 The Roberto Clemente Story, Zapata! The musical (NYMF) and Amigo Duende, a new musical.
Antonio Vilchez is an artist and educator working with the fusion of Peruvian music and his own dance. Antonio feels close to Salgado Productions philosophy of ART WITH A PURPOSE to create social change. He met Luis while working together on “Mezcla”, where Antonio was a teacher and choreographer. In 2011 he traveled to New York as a drummer and tap dancer to work with Jazz Sextet Gabriel Alegría.
While in NYC, he taught Zapeteo "Peruvian tap" dance at R.Evolución Latina's D2GB Children's Performing Arts Camp and collaborated in the children's final presentation. Antonio worked as a choreographer, advisor and featured dancer the Peruvian Candela- "Fuerza y Pasion” directed by Luis Salgado, and is currently working as associate choreographer for the Cecilia Bracamonte that will premier in November, 2013 in Lima Peru.
A Knoxville, Tennessee native, Greer originated roles in And the Curtain Rises (Signature Theater) and One Ride(QTIP). Other credits: In the Heights National Tour, In the Heights at Westchester Broadway Theater, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” New York Fashion Week’s Madame September, Madonna’s Material Girls launch, The Knocks, and pop duo L2. She is thrilled to join this Brazilian ITH familia!
Juan Pablo Lostannau
Juan Pablo met Luis when he was invited as a member of Compania de Danza D1 from Lima, Peru to perform in R.Evolución Latina's 2011 Choreographers Festival in New York City. It was Juan Pablo's first time performing outside his country and Luis made him feel right at home. Later that year Luis returned to Lima to direct Candela - Fuerza y Passion, where Juan Pablo started as a featured dancer and assisted in choreography and later became the co-director. Since then Juan Pablo has had the pleasure of working alongside Luis in various projects such as
Beyond Workshop Series (Peru) and now the upcoming concert "50 Anos Cecilia Bracamonte." Juan Pablo is always grateful to Luis for bringing him new and unique experiences.