SALOME EGAS

DANCE / THEATER / INTERDISCIPLINARY (Ecuador - New York)

Salomé Egas is proudly Ecuadorian, a mestiza performer and powerhouse who is permanently questioning her identity through dance, theater and film.  Her solos, “Reflejo” and “(Up) rooted” have been supported by the Exponential Festival (2020) and commisioned by Skidmore College’s Tang Museum (2019) respectively. 

Salomé performed “Reflejo” at the closing reception of The Immigrant Artist Biennial (TIAB 2020), and was mentioned in Ekstrand’s essay “Considering Immigrant Women as Vessels of Knowledge, Power and Intergenerational Resilience.”  Salomé is a cohort member of the 2019-20 Creative Capital’s Workshop for Latinx artists and an EmergeNYC 2018 fellow (Hemispheric Institute’s Political Performance Program). As a solo performer and the founder of FUN Theater Collective (Fierce, Untamed Niñes), she incorporates radical self-love and indigenization as tools to empower the ancestral knowledge carried by femme bodies of color. 

Salomé has performed nationally at Abrons Arts Center, LaMama, Dixon Place, NYTW, The Public, among others. Internationally, she’s performed in several venues and festivals across Ecuador, Venezuela, Cuba, Argentina and Canada as a lead dancer and soloist. She graduated from Skidmore College (2014), attended the “Shakespeare Programme” at BADA, England (2012); and obtained a Master’s from NYU Gallatin (2018), focusing on International Education, Mythologies and Performance.