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ABOUT

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Curriculum Vitae :

I am a dancer, performer, and choreographer.

I was born in 1995 and grew up in Canton Jura, Switzerland.

At first, I wanted to become an astronaut; then a baker because of the smell. I also started to dance because I liked it, and circus training because I like the magic and the idea of living in a caravan. Later on, I wished to become a librarian because I liked books. Also, I chose to focus on dance over circus by going to encouragement classes for young dancers in Bern at the age of 12. I went then to high school at Lycée cantonal de Porrentruy and expanded my dance training at the Basel Dance Academy with Galina Gladkova-Hoffmann.The Plan B was to study communication and/or psychology at university, as I wished to become a dancer. The Plan A worked: I went to study contemporary dance at the Zurich University of Arts. And I won twice the Migros cultural percentage study award scholarship. Since 2016, I have been working as a dancer, performer, choreographer, and dance teacher.

Pursuing my dreams, I went to Amsterdam, Netherlands, to dance for Isabelle Beernaert and Sagi Gross; to Würzburg, Germany, to work for Anna Vita at the Mainfranken Theater. In Switzerland, I worked for Theater Basel in Andersen Erzählungen, Snorkel Rabbit Company and other freelance projects. I founded KoHalition dance with Sarah Hammond in 2019. I went back to circus working for Cirque Starlight as a co-author, director, and choreographer in 2020. In the end, I didn't become an astronaut. I did work in a bakery for a time, and I still love dancing. I did live in a caravan when I worked for Cirque Starlight. I still find most of my inspiration in books. And working as a freelance artist teaches me communication, psychology and management among others.

And now, I still dream of dance because I want to share stories, make people dream, question, interact, and live using the language of dance.
The more I learn, the less I feel like I know, and the more curious I become.

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