« Passionate about imagining movements connected to our souls, our authentic expression and subtle energies. »
I grew up following ballet classes, there were something that I loved in the research of excellence in each movements and the elegence of the postures. I wasen’t the best dancers, I struggled a lot in remembering steps and focusing. The discipline side of ballet were especialy challenging as I were longing more for the freedom I could feel when I danced alone in my room or outside in nature.
Traditional world Dances and Salsa
I have been part of a traditional world dance company with all kinds of people, from different social classes and ages. The teacher and choreographer had a beautiful energy and very touching human qualities which inspired us to give the best to each others and to give our best to each representation we gave. I often remember her. She is the first who inspired me the desire to build up my own dance company. I also learned partnerdance with Salsa in Fontainebleau and in Paris at Isis Figaro’s school. I had so much fun in learning this dance, the name of the moves, the philosophy, the beauty… But again I were longing for more freedom in my movement. I wanted to explore somthing else…
Cultural mediation and project management
Whereas my dream were to build a dance company, I didn’t dare to go for dance studies. I also were afraid to learn a specific way of dancing and lose my movement research. This is how I chosed to study Cultrural mediation and project management. I get a licence in Paris VIII in 2007 and a Master in the Catholique university of Lille in 2009. I remember working for beautiful projects like the scientific festival « Les rencontres de la terre/ Geosynandisis » with Sylvie Gruszow in Athens (Greece), The artistic festival » Pile au Rendez-vous » in Roubaix (France), the opera show for the business meeting of L’oreal in Kos (Greece), the Flashmob for the music day in Parga where I created a choreography with 10 kids of Parga (Greece), the off season travel offers I imagined for Kanaris Travel in Parga (Greece), the conferences I organised to help scientists and enterpises meet around ecological problematics in Paris..
Contemporary Dance and Butoh
When I first met contemporary dance and Butoh a new world and possibilities openend up for me ! I didn’t know that what I was interested in, what I was longing to explore; other people did a while ago and offer their wisdom through those practices. Over the last decade I learned Contemporary Dance in the DTM Studio with Elizabeth Schmidt, at MicaDanse, at « La ménagerie de verre » in Paris, in Athens with Marianna Tdagarakis and Aris Papadopoulos. I also trained in Butoh for more or less for 2 years with Mariana Tsagaraki, Tebby Ramasike and Juju Alishina with regular classes and Workshops.
Reiki, Dance Therapy, Mimmothérapy and Circling
As my grandmother is a healer, I learned a lot from her and get certified in Reiki level 1 and 2 in 2004. Very interested in finding a way to dance in a way that respect our bodies and our essence, I’ve been trained and certified in dance-therapy in thailand at Samma Karuna In 2014 and in Mimotherapy (a mix of mime and pschomotricity) in Paris with Simone Conein-Gaillard in 2015. In 2016, I discovered an amazing meditative practice called circling which revolutioned my way of thinking dance and choreography. In love with this practice, I traveled to meet practicioners and try different flavors of it in Austin, Oslo, London, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Stockholm, Vasteras, Tallin, Copenhague, and Antwerp. I’ve been certified in 2017 by Circling in Oslo after a 6 month training with John Thompson, Sean Wilkinson and Tina Svingerud.
Contact me for a dance class, a circling session or a collaboration.