Jorge Gonçalves is the artistic co-director and production manager of MEZZANINE since its foundation, in 2009. As an independent, he works within the performing arts as a curator, choreographer, dramaturge, producer, performer and teacher. He has a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (FEUP, 2002), a Contemporary Dance Course at Balleteatro Escola Profissional (2005), a Master of Artistic Performance - Dance (FMH 2006) and he recently finished the Amsterdam Master of Choreography (AHK, 2014 ). Since 2006, he has been producing his artwork: Duet with Ana Mira (2006), Fiction (2009), Gilet (2009), Antoine, with Ludger Lamers (2010), Third Act (2010), Open Season, with Ana Rocha (2011), Conquest of Deborah Hay (2011), A suspended gesture from me to you (2014). His productions are part of partnerships with structures within Portugal, Germany, Austria, Spain and the Netherlands.
With Goro Tronsmo, he is regularly an artistic assistant director and dramaturge of the continuous project Muscle Temple (2012-2015). He was the choreographic collaborator for Mathilde Monnier in Surrogated Cities project, Heiner Goebbels an opera, at the Ruhr Triennale 2014. Jorge was dramaturge of Daniel Kok's last productions (Cheerleader of Europe, 2014 and The Gay Romeo, 2011), Ana Rocha (Fraud by Nature, 2012) and Keith Lim (re: self, 2011). Since 2003, he worked with various choreographers: Daniel Kok in PIIGS (2015); Isabelle Schad in Experience # 1 (2012) and Musik (2011); Dinis Machado in Parole, parole, parole (2010) and Supernada (2009); Isabel Valverde and António Caramelo in Real Virtual Games (2008), Né Barros in Million (2014), Movimentantes (2007), With Drooping Wings (2007), Solistas (2006), Dia Maior (2005), Vaga (2003); among others.
From 2008 to 2011, he directed with Ana Rocha the production structure Obra Madrasta. He was the co-responsible and artistic manager, OOPSA Association for the year 2009. He has collaborated with various institutions at national level (Balleteatro, Asas de Palco, MARTE, Casa da Música) and international (HZT and Tanzfabrik Berlin) by giving workshops and mentoring performing arts students.