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Gustavo Zajac

Gustavo Zajac is a director and choreographer whose work has been seen all over the world...

Most recently he choreographed "Evita" at Repertory Theater of St. Louis, a concert version of "The Pirates of Penzance" at City Center, and the annual "24 Hour Musicals" starring, among others, Bebe Newirth, both in New York City.

In his hometown of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he has directed and choreographed "Fiddler on the Roof", "Victor Victoria" (Critics Award Best Director in a Musical), and "Man of La Mancha", and directed a hugely successful production of "An Act of God". As Associate director he worked on "Little Shop of Horrors".

As director/choreographer his productions of the musicals "Bernarda Alba", "Barnum", "Cyrano", "Fiddler on the Roof", "Lovers in Paris", and "Sweet Come to Me Stealthily" have all been major successes in Seoul, Korea.

On Broadway, he worked as Associate Choreographer for "Fiddler on the roof" starring Alfred Molina, and in the same capacity on the Tony Award winning revival of Maury Yeston's "Nine" starring Antonio Banderas and Chita Rivera. He was also Assistant Choreographer on the original workshop of "Wise Guys" starring Nathan Lane.

In Japan, Gustavo was guest choreographer for the 100th anniversary of the Takarazuka Revue Company. He conceived, directed, and choreographed the musical "Argentango", teaching tango to Japanese performers. He also choreographed "Nine" in Tokyo and Osaka and staged Lorca's "Yerma" and "Blood Weddings" in Yokohama.

In Buenos Aires, he also choreographed "Applause" (Critics' Awards Best Musical) and "Nativo" (winner Best Choreographer/Buenos Aires City Theater Awards). He also directed and choreographed some of the most acclaimed tango shows at Madero Tango Theater, one of Argentina's top tango palaces.

In Mexico, he directed and choreographed "Timbiriche, the Musical".

Gustavo was Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Argentinian version of the internationally known TV show "Your Face Sounds Familiar", the Argentine version of the US hit, "So You Think You Can Dance."

He received a Fulbright Scholarship in Musical Theater and Dance in New York City and was granted the Honorary Recognition Award in Dance and Choreography by the Argentinian Dance Council.