Jesko von den Steinen

Jesko von den Steinen holds an MBA in business strategy. He is a speaker, actor, performer, choreographer, filmmaker, creative designer, formerly a principal solo artist with Cirque du Soleil, and at “The House Of Dancing Water”, the world’s largest water-based show created by the Franco Dragone Entertainment Group held at the City of Dreams in Macau. He is currently working with Las Vegas Sands and Sands China as the “Senior Advisor for Brand Identity” developing the Brand experience for a major upcoming Integrated resort in Macau.

Jesko has co-directed short films for Canada’s Bravo-fact TV, and worked as a creative- strategist with advertising design agency SIDLEE, using his experience as a storyteller and theatre practitioner to integrate the performing arts into experiential advertising and events.

Trained in wide variety of theatrical disciplines spanning dance, contemporary circus arts, acting, and devised theatre at prominent institutions around the globe, Jesko toured for five years as the solo clown and principal character in the Cirque du Soleil’s “Saltimbanco”, performing throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. He has taught master classes alongside Philippe Gaulier, and Jean-Jacques Lemêtre of Théâtre du Soleil, and shared his expertise in acting and theatre composition with The University of Sao Paulo, Béjart Rudra Ballet, the International Olympic Committee, Cirque du Soleil, The National theatre School of Spain in Sevilla.

Jesko is a frequently requested speaker and thought leader. Providing clear pathways for Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Innovation. He has spoken at TEDx, Inno Design Tech Expo, AdAsia, the Summit Series, and for corporate clients including Google APAC, Nike, FOX Media Asia, and HSBC.


Cirque Creativity Collaboration Communication all for Innovation Key principles

1. Have structure in your intuition, Be intuitive with your structure
2. Dr Bruce Banner and The Incredible Hulk
3. Play and Playfulness
4. Question your Paradigm
5. Parallel Thinking
6. Intentional Inhibition
7. Make it Personal — Boring and being Bored
8. An idea is nothing without vision

Key Takeaways

• Creativity is not a mystery… it is a mindset of conscious playfulness.
• Collaboration: playful focus on the other, is an essential tool for effective collaboration.
• Stay Curious: Continue to develop your knowledge and your experiences.
• Authentic Creativity: comes when you listen both internally and externally.
• Always be ready to “Fail Wisely” for innovation.
• Ideation occurs when you are able to laugh and play.

Jesko_EC-133Dancing with Water – The Creative Ripple 

4 Principles from the performing arts that can be used to develop creativity, collaboration, innovation in business and organizational environments.

A behind the scenes look at the creative process of the world’s most technically advanced and successful live performance show, “The House of Dancing Water”.

As a TEDx Curator, I have had the pleasure of working with a extensive range of speakers and thought leaders who are challenging the conventional paradigm of how we envision the future and create change.


Jesko gives an enlightened, entertaining, and entirely unique experience. He is an extremely dynamic storyteller that lives and breathes what creativity should be…
~ Summit Series, Utah

Jesko is a creative tour de force who has worked with the some of the world’s most renowned stage and theater directors yet who has the unique ability to translate the lessons around innovation, teamwork, and trust to any organizational or business transformation context. I could not recommend him more highly.”
~ Vincent Ng, Curator TEDxWanChai, Hong Kong

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