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Elodie AUGER

PDTFR's Program Director.

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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.

Michel GASCARD

First international Ballet Guest-Master Teacher invited by the PDTFR.

Michel GASCARD

First international Ballet Guest-Master Teacher invited by the PDTFR.

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Since his professional debut at the age of 16, this gifted youngster already knew that dancing requires a complete gift for art. He learned to discover its infinite depth at the same time as the amount of work related to the acquisition of the technique, and the density of various investments necessary for the enlargement of the personality. “My Master Maurice Béjart taught me everything: to live, to love, to be tolerant, curious and respectful of others. I then became aware of the quality of life, the moral and intellectual qualities that this requires.

His charisma and his influence made me want to constantly surpass myself, to be demanding with myself and with the people I love, the desire to read, to watch, to listen , to walk, to travel.

With him, I learned to live in a permanent excitement, a joy of discovery, a desire to be sunny.

Because the dance in its complexity and its difficulty must remain a luminous asceticism.

Today, my mission is to offer with passion, conviction and fidelity the transmission of my 48 years of unique experiences in the dance world”.e texte et me modifier. C'est facile.

Julie MAGNEVILLE

First international Contemporary Guest-Master Teacher and choreographer invited by the PDTFR.

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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.

Célia AMADE

Cie NDT1

Contemporary Guest Artist Permanent by the PDTFR.

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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 f
ollowing the path of expression and sharing within her own work.

 

Robinson CASSARINO

Cie Hofesh Schechter

Contemporary Guest Artist invited by the PDTFR.

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Born in Paris, Robinson Cassarino started dancing with Hip Hop (poppin) at the
age of 13.
At 18, he joined the Ballet Junior de Genève. During two years, under the
direction of Sean Wood and Patrice Delay, he had the opportunity to work with
various choreographers, notably : Barak Marshall, Olivier Dubois, Angelin
Preljocaj or Sharon Eyal.
In January 2018, he joined the junior company of choreographer Hofesh
Schechter, with whom he danced in the show "Show", "Schechter
Underground" during an international tour.
The following year, he joined the main company with whom he performed in
the shows "Grand Finale", "Light Dance Bacs", a commission from the
Copenhagen Opera, and the latest creation "Double Murder", which is currently
on tour internationally.
In 2020, Robinson had the opportunity to work as a dancer and actor in the film
"En corps" directed by Cédric Klapish.

Léa DE NATALE

Cie Angelin Preljocaj

Contemporary Guest Artist invited by the PDTFR.

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After studying at the National School of Dance in Marseille, Léa perfected her training with John Neumeier at the Theaterschool in Hamburg.

She enters the "Jeune Ballet de Cannes Rosella Hightower".

She obtained her "Diplôme d'état de Professeur de Danse Classique".

Then she began as solist dancer until 2020 for the Ballet Preljocaj. She toured around the world with the ballet, to present the most beautiful works of Angelin Preljocaj.

She's now a guest artist.

Samir M'KIRECH

Cie les ballets C de la B

Contemporary Guest Artist invited by the PDTFR.

He started his academic training at the Conservatoire National de Région de Rouen and continued his education at the Martha Graham Dance School, directed by Marni Thomas and then Virginie Mécène, and performed for 3 years with the Martha Graham 2.
He refined his training at the Ballet Junior de Genève, under artistic directors Sean Wood and Patrice Delay, where he performed pieces by Alexander Ekman, Thierry Malandain, Patrick Delacroix, Ken Ossola, Guilherme Botelho amongst others.
He pursued his career in London in 2011 with DV8 Physical Theatre (artistic director Lloyd Newson) on the production Can We Talk About This.
In the next years, he collaborated with several directors: with Franck Chartier (Peeping Tom Collective), for the opera Mârouf, savetier du Caire in Paris; with Blanca Li, still in Paris, for the creation Robot, which toured internationally.
Then he entered at les ballets C de la B nicht schlafen (Alain  Platel), and later joined the production Solstice created by Blanca Li.
In 2019, while touring with Blanca Li, he started working, in Switzerland, with the Company Idem, artistic directors Matthias Kaas and Clement Bugnon on the production Three Ages.
He works, at the same time, with The Chicos Mambos, on the production Car/Men under the direction of Philippe Lafeuille.
His next project will be a creation with prisonners in Metz organised by L’Arsenal Cite musicale.  


 

Lorena NOGAL

Cie La Veronale

Contemporary Guest Artist invited by the PDTFR.

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Borna BABIC

Cie Ultima Vez

Contemporary Guest Artist invited by the PDTFR.

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Born in Croatia, Borna Babic is currently based in Brussels (Belgium). He has been studying Countertechnique since 2016, both at university and as an attendant of several workshops. He attended and successfully completed the Countertechnique Teacher Training program in 2022.

After finishing his studies in 2018 at Codarts University in Rotterdam, Borna has worked as a professional dancer with Marina Mascarell, Club Guy & Roni and Olivier de Sagazan; he has also been part of Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus since 2019. In 2021, he was commissioned to create his first full-evening performance for Zagreb Dance Company and to choreograph a dance movie for Scapino Ballet. Together with Eliana Stragapede, he won the 1st place for their choreography AMAE at The Copenhagen International Choreography Competition and Production Awards, hosted by the Nederlands Dans Theater and Holstebro Dansekompagni. Nurturing his passion for teaching, Borna teaches various workshops contemporary, partnering and improvisation across Europe, as well Ultima Vez repertory.

Loic FAQUET

Cie Sarah Baltzinger

Contemporary Guest Artist invited by the PDTFR.

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Since 2007, Loïc has been performing for lots of choreographers such as Gigi Caciuleanu or Ezio
Schiavulli... and he has joined various professional dance companies both in France and abroad: Totum Cie, Karma Dance Project, Tapis Noir Cie, Dominique Brun Cie, Ethery, Pagava Ballets, Hannah Ma Dance Company, Unit Control, Cie in Notre Dame de Paris production, Laboration Art Company Christine Hassid Project Cie, Sarah Baltzinger Company, Georges Momboye Cie...
He choreographed various shows: a musical play (“Stolen moments”) performed at Paris, a
musical tale in Paris ("HEPTA"), a LGBT stand up duet ("Tomboys") and the solo (“Blushing
features”) for the Affamés Company in Metz.
Loïc constantly questions the human condition in his choreographies and in 2021 he created the
short movie ALEZAN interpreted by Alizée Duvernois. This solo has been designed to be
performed in a horse-riding ring. It has become in 2022 a 14 minutes dance solo already performed In Türkiye for the 5th Solo Contemporary Dance Festival.
Loïc Faquet, Choreographer: State graduated, he has completed his career as a dancer and choreographer by being invited to workshops, masterclasses, regular training sessions for dancers, as a teacher of contemporary dance for professional and amateur audiences.

Oliver TIDA TIDA

Contemporary Guest Artist invited by the PDTFR.

Born in Cameroon and under the influence of creative research, spiritual growth, he collaborates with the most renown dance companies and brings his exceptional artistry to the world.

- La Baraka , directed by Abou Lagraa  

- SBB, directed by Stephanie Batten Blend

- Cie Geraldine Amstrong

- Cie Goerge Momboye

- Cie Thor, directed by Thierry Smith

- Eastman,Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

- Kirikou Musical, choreographed by Wayne Mc Gregor

Isaies SANTAMARIA PEREZ

Contemporary Guest Artist invited by the PDTFR.

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Isaies is a versatile dance artist who has worked with numerous international dance companies and choreographers such as:

-Zvi Dance company/Artistic director Zvi Gotheiner

-Seymour Collective/Artistic director Chafin Seymour

-The Dash ensemble/Artistic director Gregory Dolbashian

-M/Motions/Artistic director Manuel Vignoulle

-Vivo Ballet/Artistic director Enzo Celli

-Mettin Mouvement/Artistic director Sarah Mettin

-Cie Jose Besprosvany/Artistic director José Besprosvany

-BCA+Artists/Artistic director Bryn Cohn

-Sonya Tayeh Dance

-Bobby Jene Smith

-Vim Vigor /Artistic director Shannon Gillen

- Punchdrunk, Sleep no more (Mac Duff and Mac Beth)

He will teach, floorwork, improvisation and physical theater.

Vincent Chaillet

International Ballet Guest Teacher invited by the PDTFR.

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Already booked for season 2024-2025:  

Chloé Albaret, NDT1

Nico Monaco: Rehearsal Director, Akram Khan company

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