Alex Salgado commenced his dance career at the age of 15 with Carl Schurz High School’s dance ensemble. During his high school education, Alex founded and directed the LGBT Dance Company, which created a community for youth to dance and perform. Alex has trained under the direction of Miguel Antonio, Kris Rhodes, Lee Daniel, Domé Lorusso, DionnaPridgeon, and Gary Beuford. Throughout his professional career, Alex has danced for two Chicago based hip-hop companies, CODA and The Puzzle League. He held the position of “work-study” at The Lab and instructed Jazz Funk classes at the studio. Furthermore, Alex had the experience to perform at the MTV 3 Viva Chicago in Grant Park, as well as the 103.5 Kiss FM Summer Bash at the All State Arena. Alex has worked as a youth dance instructor for the Forward Movement Chicago, directed by Pierre Lockett. Currently, Alex is continuing hisprofessional dance career while instructing dance education to youth and adults in the Midwest.