Jesko von den Steinen

Jesko von den Steinen was part of the original creation team and is currently the lead performer of “The House of Dancing Water” at the City of Dreams in Macau. Previously, he’s toured for years performing a solo act with Cirque du Soleil’s “Saltimbanco” throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

Jesko has given workshops and taught acting/theatre with The University of Sao Paulo, Béjart Rudra Ballet, the International Olympic Committee, Cirque du Soleil, The National theatre School of Spain in Sevilla. He has taught Master classes with Philippe Gaulier, and Jean-Jacques Lemêtre of Théâtre du Soleil.

Currently, Jesko is a guest teacher at the University of Saint Joseph, Macau. He is working with the design/architecture students on creativity and innovation through the performing arts.

Away from the performing arts, he has an MBA in Marketing and Business Strategy. He has worked with marketing, advertising, design agency SIDLEE as a creative strategist. By using his experience as a storyteller and theatre practitioner, he has been integrating the performing arts into experiential advertising and events.

Jesko sits on the board of director’s for the non-profit “Viktor Kee foundation”. As well, Jesko is senior advisor to TEDx WanChai in Hong Kong and the director of speaker coaching and presentation literacy.

Jesko has spoken several TEDx events in Asia and USA. He has subsequently been invited to speak about Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation to businesses, conferences and universities around Asia, HK, and the USA including Boston University and Nichols College.

He is now working with the prestigious C2 MONTRÉAL – as creative director and consultant.
  C2 MONTRÉAL is a business conference thought differently. It is an immersive collaborative environment blending the worlds of creativity and commerce. Based initially in Montréal, it is now expanding internationally.


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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