Valerie Salgado is the assistant choreographer for the NBC series "SMASH" produced by Steven Spielberg. She has worked one on one with stars such as Megan Hilty, Uma Thurman, Katharine McPhee, and Debra Messing, to name a few.

She has worked closely as the assistant to choreographer, Joshua Bergasse, for several years. With Bergasse, she has worked as assistant choreographer for BC/EFA’s Gypsy of the Year opening number, associate choreographer for Bright Lights Big City (Marymount Manhattan College), has assisted with pre-production for numerous regional shows, and assisted with Bergasse’s Musical Theater Performance Project.

Valerie was the original choreographer for the musical Helen on 86th St at the Chernuchin Theatre. She has also had her work shown at Dance Theatre Workshop with Motion Dance+Theatre and Band of Gypsies Choreographer Showcase.

She has also taught for many studios, the University of California Irvine musical theater satellite program, Rosie O’Donnell’s Broadway Kids, Revolucion Latina, and Broadway Dance Center’s Artists in Motion.

Valerie received her classical dance training at Le Studio in Pasadena, California, under the direction of Philip and Charles Fuller, and earned her B.A. in dance from the University of California, Irvine. She has performed with contemporary dance companies in LA and NY as well as regional theatre across the country. West Side Story, Ticket to Ride, (David Marquez), I’ll Be Damned, At the Vineyard Theatre (Luis Salgado). Workshops: The Great White Way, James and the Giant Peach (with Pilobolus).

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