Donna Salgado is a dancer and choreographer working in New York City, and is the founder and directing artist of Continuum Contemporary/Ballet. Donna’s formal ballet training began under Tatiana Akinfieva-Smith and continued as a member of the Eastern Shore Ballet Theatre. She holds a BFA in Dance Performance from Towson University and an MFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase, and spent summers training at ABT, CPYB, NYSSSA Ballet, and Lines Ballet. As a performing artist, she’s worked with the José Mateo Ballet Theatre, Eglevsky Ballet, Connecticut Ballet, Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Sierra Nevada Ballet, Thomas/Ortiz Dance, David Fernandez’s Some Dance Company, Deborah Lohse’s ad Hoc Ballet, and Marika Brussel, among others, and has danced in works by George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Geoffrey Holder, Edwaard Liang, Gabrielle Lamb, and Juanjo Arques. Continuum Contemporary/Ballet aims to expand the role of creativity in ballet by engaging in processes that encompass experimentation, collaboration, new vocabularies, and design. Donna’s choreography has been presented and/or commissioned by the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (3 seasons), Bryant Park, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Counterpointe Festival for Women Choreographers, Latin Choreographers Festival, 92nd Street Y, Newport Dance Festival, Brooklyn Ballet, Nacre Dance Group, Princeton University Ballet, Harvard Ballet Company, and the Ballet on the Beach Festival. She’s participated in creative residencies at Sky Hill Farm Studio, Windhover, and, in 2024, Kaatsbaan Cultural Park.