Justin Mabardi is a multi-camera director and creative producer with significant experience in the production and development of live stage shows, live shows for television and television formats. He has worked in twenty countries on shows of every scale.


He is currently serving as the creative producer on ABC's Dancing With the Stars and American Idol.

In 2020, he was selected for the NBC Alternative Directors Program and will creative produce Season 3 of American Idol. 


In 2019, he creative produced ABC's Dancing With the Stars, NBC's Bring the Funny and co-executive & creative produced World's Got Talent (Asian Academy Award Winner - Best Non-Scripted) for Hunan TV and Fremantle.


As a multi-camera director for live shows, he recently directed Red Bull's Soapbox Races in Cincinnati, Red Bull's Flugtag in Boston, Nashville and Pittsburgh (Red Bull TV) and the World Mixed Martial Arts Awards  (Fox Sports) in 2016 - 2019.

In 2018, he creative produced two seasons of FOX's The Four and previously he produced more than five hundred live TV performances for America’s Got Talent (supervising producer / creative) plus individual performances for several artists on other television shows as Creative Director.


Justin has fifteen years of production supervision and professional stage management under his belt, he led teams for Franco Dragone for 10 years  (Le Rêve, The House of Dancing Water, Carmen The Musical, Taboo, India and The Dai Show), as PSM for two tours of Fosse and ASM for Rock of Ages (Broadway and Off-Broadway). He has associate directed and production stage managed five shows (Broadway, DVD and Touring) for the international musical sensation, Il Divo.




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