"Choose Your Own Adventure"

During her time with Bdl Connect, Valerie explored the creation a Choose Your Own Adventure dance. Inspired by the characters from the video game, Super Mario Brothers, she set out to choreograph a dance where the audience has the opportunity to make choices altering the narrative and navigating the personality of various characters. It actually a multitude of dances in one. Here is a clip of our second informal showing. Click here to view

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Valerie Salgado
"BDL Connects"

This spring, Valerie will be choreographing for BDL Connects.  Broadway Dance Lab has created a new project connecting up-and-coming choreographers with broadway mentors. Valerie will be mentored by Kelly Divine who currently has two shows on Broadway (Come from away, and Escape to Margaritaville). The BDL dancers will consist of students from The Institute of Musical Theatre. Valerie will have one week to create whatever she wants with no pressure of producing a final product.

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Valerie Salgado
"The Journey is the Destination"

"The Journey is the Destination" is the first exploration of The Helen Dance Project. Valerie has teamed up with play write and lyricist, Nicole Kempskie, to begin bringing the musical screen play, Helen on 86th Street to life. In this scene, Vita explores her contrasting relationship with her father and mother. With her father coming in and out of her life, she struggles with the betrayal she feels, and looks to her mother for guidance on how to accept the pain while remembering the good in her father. Choreographed by Valerie Salgado Lyrics written my Nicole Kempskie Composed by Robby Stamper Danced by Courtney Liu, Stephanie Brooks, and Michael Dauer Click here to view clip.

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Valerie Salgado