Artistic Director, DIAVOLO
Jacques Heim is the Artistic Director for DIAVOLO’s Veteran Project, a unique style of movement and dance to help restore Veterans’ physical, mental, and emotional strengths through workshops and public performances all around the country. Since its founding in 2016, more than 500 Veterans from Los Angeles and Kansas State University have participated and grown as a member of the DIAVOLO Veteran Project.
In addition to founding DIAVOLO and serving as its Artistic Director, Heim has worked extensively in dance, theater, television and special events throughout the world. In 2017, he created five new performances based on DIAVOLO creations for NBC’s America’s Got Talent, becoming one of the top ten contestants in AGT’s finale at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater.
Jacques Heim was born and raised in Paris, where his earliest artistic experience came from street performing. He attended Middlebury College (B.F.A. in Theater, Dance, and Film), the University of Surrey in England (Certificate for Analysis and Criticism of Dance), and the California Institute for the Arts (M.F.A. in Choreography).