PDTFR's Program Director.
After graduating from the Paris Opera school, and Rudra Béjart in Lausanne, Elodie starts her career in the Béjart Ballet Lausanne by being involved in two important masterpieces: "The Rite of Spring and the Bolero". She will also participate in the Opera of Stravinsky "The Rake's Progress" with the Lausanne Opera.
Then she will tour with the France Jeune Ballet de France, with pieces from Kirsten Debrock.
On the other hand, Elodie is a certified Ballet teacher and instructor, who travels around the world to promote « the french technique ». She has trained dancers who are now part of the biggest dance companies in the world( San Francisco Ballet, Angelin Preljokaj, Oper Halle, Theater Gorlitz-Zittau, Hofesh Schecter, Grands Ballets de Genève).
She is a health therapist, and a specialist of Wilfried Piollet’s technique.
Invited by Monique Loudière, she taught for several years at the ESDC Rosella Hightower. Then on the recommendation of Wilfride Piollet she joined the Strasbourg Conservatory for a season.
She joins Cie Julie Magneville, as a soloist and assistant choreographer 10 years ago.
She was invited, during two tours in China to promote the "French Ballet Dance".
She gave Master Classes, Conferences and performed on stage in many cities and Universities.
She participated in the Belgian TV show « Alors on danse » as a coach and in many films as a dancer for French and Indian productions.
Today co-creator of the concept "Smart Bodies ®" and trained in Ayurveda, Elodie joyfully combines her life as an Artist Interpreter for the alternative singer Sevdaliza all around the world, Body Therapist and coach.
First international Contemporary Guest-Master Teacher and choreographer invited by the PDTFR.
Julie Magneville is a performer, choreographer, yoga instructor, and director.
She is graduated from « ESDC Rosella Hightower », the «CNSMD Lyon» in Contemporary section as well as « The Ailey School ».
She perfectes her knowledges by participating in intensive sessions with choreographers Wim Vandekeybus, Ohad Naharin, Shiro Daimon, David Hayo.
She has worked with many choreographers: Donald MacKayle, Matt Mattox,, Larrio Ekson, Jacqueline Bugglisi, Guillaume Bordier, Bruno Agati, Mickael Marso Riviere.
Through Spring Board Montreal Project, she collaborated with Margie Gillis, David Earle, La Compagnie Flak, O Vertigo, Victor Quijadas, Gregory Dolbashian and performed in Crystal Pite’s Expectico for « Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal ».
She was a soloist in « Rick Odum’s Dance Company » and performed in the broadway world acclaimed Musical « Tarzan » choreographed by Sergio Trujillo and composed by Phil Collins.
She collaborates with artists from different fields such as: The Taiwanese visual/media artist Ivan Liu, the French interdisciplinary artist Laurent Barnavon, the canadian Jeremy Bailey.
She stages and choreographs "The words and rhythms of desire" of Alain Héril for The TEDX. She has been choreographer for the famous TV shows SYTYCD and So We Dance.
Her first short-film " IN MEMORIUM " has been awarded " Best Choice Audience" at Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, « Best Dance Choreography » at Oniros Film Awards ».
She danced in " Phantom Limbs" the new creation of Cie Decalage, in collaboration with Théâtre National de Chaillot, Choreodrome London and Art Council England.
She creates the World Tour's show of the acclaimed and singular pop-alternative singer SEVDALIZA, "The Great Hope Design", "ADE Performance" in Amsterdam with RedbullMusic, and the livestream concert « Colors of the night ».
She choreographes « The Opening Ceremony of African Games » in Rabat.
She stages " FrenchDeal " runway for the PARIS FASHION WEEK.
She creates dance pieces for Steps On Broadway, and Peridance Center(NYC).
She dances in « Giselles » for «Le Theatre du Corps » directed by Marie- Claude Pietragalla and Julien Derouault.
Contemporary and Ballet Guest Artist Permanent by the PDTFR.
Celia was born in Nice, where she studied at the Conservatoire Regional from 1995 till 2001 under the tutelage of Jerome Benezech. She continued at the Conservatoire Superieur of Musique and Danse of Lyon in 2001 where she obtained her Diploma in choreography in 2004.
She joined IT DANSA in Barcelona directed by Catherine Allard, where she explored and performed the works of Stein Celis, Peter Zuska, Jiri Kylian ,Tony Fabre, Ramon Oller and Nacho Duato. Celia then joined NDT2 in 2005.
She went on to work with Nederlands Dans Theater until 2014. During those years came into encounter with Gustavo Ramirez, Ivan Perez, Stefan Toss, Alexander Ekman, Lightfoot/Leon, Enrich Olvodaivo, Marco Goecke, Johan Inger, Azure Barton, Teo Saarinen, William Forsythe, Amanda Miller, Ohad Naharin and Jiri Kylian. Since then she had worked as assistant - rehearsal director for the ZfinMalta Company, has given several dance masterclasses, assisted choreographer such as Ivan Perez and Alexander Ekman.
She has choreographed several pieces of her own “Blink of an eye”and “Under the same moon”for Switch project at NDT,”Earth”with the theater director Maxim Didencko for the New Alexandrinsky theater in St Petersbourg, Russia in 2015,"A tear and a smile"for Kanon Dance St Petersbourg in 2015 "Pilgrims Journey"in 2015 created at Cloud and performed in Nice ,"Calm upon you"for Omaggio Goa in India in 2016 , “Petrichor” in The Hague for Korzo Theater in 2016.
Celia continues to delve into her fascination for movement, art, the world, human kind in all its complexity following the path of expression and sharing within her own work.
Contemporary Teacher Permanent by the PDTFR.
Anita Reix is a state-certified contemporary dance teacher. She received her pedagogical training at the Pôle National Supérieur de Danse Rosella Hightower, mainly with Stefane Flechet, Dominique Larin, Joelle Donati and Christophe Duveau-Villéger. She also received classes in functional analysis of dance movement (AFCMD) with Soahanta De Olivera as well as Feldenkrais, anatomy
and history of dance. At the same time, Anita trained with Julie Magneville and Corinne Lanselle in contemporary dance, Elodie Auger in ballet and also Max Stone at the Peridance School in New York City during the Summer Dances. Anita started in Cannes with Luckine Pinel then joined the Diamond School Performing Art training class at the age of 16 with Benoit Tardieu and Michael
Besigot. In 2018, Anita went to Australia for six months where she joined classes for professional dancers at AUSDance Queensland. Upon her return to Europe, she discovered the Alexander technique and Countertechnique with Anouk Van Dijk in Amsterdam and participated in the "OBOC Countertechnique Intensive 2019". Following this experience, she settled in Amsterdam for almost two years where she trained at the Henny Jurriens Studio. Anita received training in floorwork, improvisation technique, Gaga, Countertechnique and ballet. She also learned elements of the repertoire of international companies such as Chunky Move, Hofesh Shechter Cy, Akram Khan or Kidd Pivot (Crystal Pite). Today, she continues to explore dance during intensive courses in France and abroad, such as last year when she learned from James Vu Anh at the Rambert School of London. This year, she went to the Impulstanz festival in Vienna. She had the chance to
have classes with Damien Jalet and Wim Vandekeybus (Ultima Vez) in person but also, for example, with the Alleyne Dance Sisters (African dance). Anita is passionate about education as well as composition. This year, she presented her work as a choreographer in competitions in the south of France and won the golden medal at Cannes Prestige International Dance Competition.
She nourrishes her dance with yoga, gyrokinesis but also painting, literature and cinema which passionate her. Finally, Anita is a graduate of the DEM, end of Musical Studies Diploma, from the Conservatory of Antibes following her training in classical violin.
CONTEMPORARY by Anita REIX
I teach the body in movement and I like to challenge my students in exploring all its possibilities. I emphasize my pedagogy on the perception of sensations, the understanding of the movement rather than on the learning of a form. In my opinion,
this is how the real pleasure of movement arises as well as the expansion of the dancer's capacities, whether technical or creative. Indeed, to me, a professional dancer is an autonomous dancer. He masters his dance when it becomes intuitive:
thus, his vocabulary becomes infinite and each of his movements a breath. I attach great importance to technique in order to perform with clarity and detailed intentions. But I also teach the dancers to engage with their singularity. In this sense, I include a lot of creative practice in my classes. For my part, composition occupies as much space as teaching in my working time and I constantly feed myself with other arts: especially painting, literature and cinema. Therefore, opening a path of discovery for my students seems essential to me in order to form artists full-blown and curious minds.
Lyrical Jazz Teacher Permanent by the PDTFR.
After having followed a classical, jazz and modern training in various dance centers, Cydrille began her professional career in Paris, within the company Rick Odums
Then successively with Bruno Vandelli, company "No Comment" and
Bruno Jacquin, company "Dance Concept”, both based in Cannes.
At the same time, Cydrille teaches jazz dance in various dance centers in the region. It was in September 1999 that she inaugurated the Jazz CG Dance School, then the artistic center of Dance from 2000 to 2015 and finally since the beginning of 2016 the Dance District.
Theatre/Voice Teacher Permanent by the PDTFR
Since her childhood, Ketsiha Lembergier is passionate about theatre arts. She grew up with both dance and drama. At 19, she stages her first play: Manon Lescaut, which showed right
away her urge to mix drama, dance, singing and live music. She is very much aware of the importance to know about the human being as a performer.
She therefore pursued studies in clinical psychology and naturopathy, while she continued
her artistic formation.
She has always felt the need to pass on her passion. In 2016 she graduated from a state-
registered diploma in ballet. Since then, she teaches dance and drama.
In the meantime, she works as a comedian for different companies and is often asked to
work as a choreographer or stage director on different projects. She stages different genre
of plays, such as children plays, comedies or committed plays.
The path she followed slowly led her to broaden her artistic view towards other discipline
such as dubbing, voice-over, acting and musical. In 2021, she created her own company:
“À corps d’âmes” where she navigates through the different subjects. She mixed dancing,
singing, drama, fine arts, circus, and poetry slam to create the play Encore en vie.
THEATRE/VOICE by Ketsiha LEMBERGIER
Dancing is not just about taking a step after another. A good dancer is not only a technician
but a true performer. That’s why we decided to propose this class within the formation. The
goal of this course is to enable the students to dance with their personality, to turn their
individuality into a strength. The student/dancer will be able to explore the different
interpretation possibilities and to gain more depth and sincerity. This work will also help the
students to develop their self-knowledge to discover new artistic register.
In order to do so, we’ll use the technique of other fields to serve dancing. We’ll first study
drama by looking at Stanislavsky, Tchekhov and the body movement of the Commedia
dell’Arte. Then, we’ll focus on the vocal technique and the singing to realise the power and
the effect of the breathing on the body. The aim of this focus is to help the students to
discover the connection between the mind, the emotions, and the voice. Finally, we’ll move
on to the musical, which is a demanding discipline requiring to play, dance and sing at the