As a Producer, award-winning Director/Choreographer and Casting Director,
Derick LaSalla, the founder and creative director of SHOWBEAT wears many hats in the Entertainment Industry.
Trained in LA and NY; A Herbert Bergof Studio graduate and professional entertainer for Stage,TV, Film and Special Events, Derick has been actively involved in all aspects of Theater, Television Production and Casting for over twenty-five years.
Showbeat Productions, Inc. started in 1990 after many Industry clients requested extended production services. SHOWBEAT evolved into a full service entertainment production house with consulting and creative services available in development, producing, casting, choreography, lighting, music, costuming and scenic design.
As a previous Entertainment Show Director and Choreography Consultant
for the Walt Disney Company and working in the show development division,
Derick created, cast, directed and staged high profile stage shows and special events. Some projects included: Disney’s new TomorrowLand - Grand Press Opening, the patriotic “Welcome Home Celebration” for the U.S. Military,
the traditional Indio Date Festival’s “Arabian Night’s” stage show and the very popular “Hercules Victory Parade” based on the animated film. He also created new staging and choreography for Disneyland’s brand new "Millennium Christmas Fantasy Parade.”
Partial Theater Directing credits include: The 2016 Los Angeles production of "Dog Sees God" by Bert V. Royal. "Spectacular Tata's" Starring Television Host, Samantha Harris. "Look East- Korean Film Festival" at Grauman's Chinese Theater. "And The World Goes Round" starring Bobbi Eakes and ABC Soap Star's. "Born To Be Alive" starring, Comedian Selene Luna. The LA premier of "Stay Forever-The Life and Songs of Dusty Springfield." International work as, Director/Choreographer of the original European hit musical “Pygmalion-The True Story” which received outstanding reviews and International press. "Beatlemania" The European tour in Athens,Greece. The famous Takarazuka Superstar show, "Beautiful Girls"in Tokyo, Japan. Musical Staging Director and Casting Consultant of the original Sci-Fi musical “Generator Girl” Eve Ensler's LA staged reading of "A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer" Direction and Musical Staging for "Gershwin Sings Gershwin" starring Alexis Gershwin. Casting Consultant and Choreographer of the original Los Angeles premiere production of “Batboy –The Musical” produced by the Actor’s Gang in Hollywood. Batboy received the LA Ovation Award for Best Musical of the year and successfully moved to London's West End and Off Broadway.
Derick LaSalla is a member of, SSDC, SAG/AFTRA, EQUITY and AGVA.
He has received the Los Angeles Theater Crictic's award, the Drama-Logue award for best choreography of a new musical and the Desert Theater League award for outstanding lighting design.