Claudio Valdés Kuri is a renowned Mexican director who has been recognized as one of the Latin American artists with greatest international presence in the theatre circuit. He is the artistic director and founder of the company Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes.

Concurrently to his work in the company, he has directed operas at some of the most important theatres and festivals in Germany, Britain, Spain and Mexico. His productions have been successfully performed on the five continents and the critics have garnered him with multiple awards and praise. Some of the most important institutions have commissioned and coproduced his work: The Edinburgh International Festival, Theater der Welt (Germany), Wiener Festwochen (Austria), Kunsten Festival des Arts (Belgium), Teatro Real (Spain), Festival Internacional Cervantino, Compañía Nacional de Teatro-INBA, among others.

He is a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Artes de CONACULTA. The journal Líderes Mexicanos has named his as one of the most influential people in the country.