Salah El Brogy
From Egypt, dancer and choreographer Salah El Brogy is a graduate of Cairo Opera House Contemporary Dance School Theatre, where he trained in dance, acting, singing, theatre and music. He has a variety of dance backgrounds, from ballet to hip hop, street dance, folklore, Latin, jazz, contemporary and capoeira.
Starting his life with martial arts at the age of eight, Salah eventually joined his home city's Ismailia Folkloric Dance Troupe in his teens. He subsequently joined the Reda Troupe, the first and biggest folklore dance company in the Middle East. After earning a place in the prestigious Cairo Opera House Contemporary Dance Theatre School, Salah was then offered to join the main Company upon graduating as one of its soloists.
In 2008, he received the Best Dancer Award from Egypt’s French Cultural Centre (now French Institute), and the following year he choreographed, performed and toured his solo Adrenalin. From 2010 until 2012, Salah was lead dancer for Akram Khan Company's Vertical Road, joining Luca Silvestrini’s Protein in 2013 in Border Tales.
In 2015, Salah was nominated for Dance London’s Emerging Choreographer Award, as part of Salah El Brogy Dance Company. Salah regularly teaches a bespoke Extemporaneous dance class at The Place and Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance
Currently Salah can be seen dancing with Luca Silvestrini’s Protein Border Tales, in a UK tour of the show having finished a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017.