Jacque Salame

I grew up dancing ballet at the University of the Incarnate Word under Buddy and Susan Trevino in the 80s and 90s. After the death of my mother, I took a significant time away from the stage.  Amalia Ortiz inspired me to return to life as a performance artist. I set the dance choreography for her musical, Carmen de la Calle in 2011. Later in 2017 I auditioned for the Cancion Cancion Cannibal Cabaret, and I have been a cast member since. Recently I performed as a parent in party scene in Alamo City Art’s The Nutcracker. I will be performing in the 2022 season of Fiesta Noche del Rio. I am a dance teacher, specializing in ballet, at Alamo City Arts and Dance Life Studio.

I was lucky to grow up a part of a supportive community and a loving culture full of color and pride. These are the privileges that comes with growing up Tejana in San Antonio. But as I continue this journey in life, I see more and more injustices and I cannot turn away. I hope to dedicate this part of my journey as an artist to fight the powers at be. Through my art, I hope to inspire people to continue important conversations on the harm caused by systems of government.

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