Gustavo Zajac is an Argentinian/American director and choreographer whose work has been seen all over the world.
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 New York, he choreographed a concert version of the opera "Carmen" at the Lincoln Center, "The Pirates of Penzance" at City Center, and the annual "24 Hour Musicals" starring Bebe Newirth.
Most recently, he directed and choreographed "Evita" at the Skylight Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and "Guys and Dolls" at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock, Arkansas. He choreographed "Evita" at the Repertory Theater of St. Louis (Best Choreographer St Louis Theater Circle Awards).
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), "Man of La Mancha", and directed a hugely successful production of "An Act of God”. 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 venues. As Associate and Resident director he worked on "Little Shop of Horrors".
As director/choreographer his productions of the musicals "Bernarda Alba" (Best Musical Korean Musical Awards), "Barnum", "Cyrano", "Fiddler on the Roof", "Lovers in Paris", and "Sweet Come to Me Stealthily" have all been major successes in Seoul, Korea.
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 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.