Enrique Salanic

Enrique Salanic is a Maya K’iché actor born in Cantel, Quetzaltenango, in the western highlands of Guatemala. In 2009 he obtained one of the prestigious scholarships granted by United World Colleges to study at UWC Lester B. Pearson.


In 2015 he graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri,  and holds a BA in biochemistry, specialized in biology.


He especially enjoys the Mayan ceremonial ball game called Pitz, as well as swimming.


His first acting role was in Días de luz in 2018. His next part was the role of José in the film of the same name, which was awarded the Queer Lion in the Giornate degli Autori section of the 75th Venice Film Festival, 2018. 


He was also part of highly praised films with wide international trajectories, Jayro Bustamante’s La Llorona and Roza, by Andrés Rodríguez.


He was also a special guest at the 36th Guadalajara International Film Festival for his work in the short film Echeb’al and as a speaker on indigenous cinema.


  • Film and theater actor
  • Maya spiritual guide
  • Maya ball game
  • Swimming
  • Voice dubbing


Spanish 100%
K´iche´ 100%
English 90%


  • Roza (2022) 
  • La Llorona (2019)
  • Días de Luz  (2019)
  • Jose  (2018)



  • Tu historia, la mía  (2019)
  • Echeb´al / Legacy  (2019)