Finalist Judge

Jonas Klabin

Stephen Petronio Company

Jonas has a deep passion and commitment for creating, producing, and managing the performing arts. He is Executive Director to the Stephen Petronio Company, a non-profit dance company in New York, and is the Founding Director for oZ., an arts production company in Rio de Janeiro. Among his past productions in Brazil are award-winning theatrical productions such as Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Red Light Winter, Grey Gardens – The Musical, The Elephant Vanishes, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Mondo Machete, Ophelia’s Shadow Theatre, and exhibits for artists such as Eija-Liisa Ahtila and Chantal Akerman. He co-directed and co-programmed the Glaucio Gill State Public Theatre and sequentially the Café Pequeno Municipal Public Theatre, both in Rio de Janeiro, under the very successful multidisciplinary Câmbio Artistic Residency Program.

Past productions have been nominated/won awards and recognitions from the following organizations:
• Prague Quadrennial
• APTR Awards
• Cesgranrio Awards
• Shell Awards
• Questão de Crítica Awards
• Arte Qualidade Brasil Awards
• Aplauso Awards
• Contigo Theatre Awards
• APCA Awards
• Cenym Awards