Formée en architecture d’intérieure et en sémiologie à l’École Boulle, (École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts Appliqués, Paris), en scénographie et mise en scène à l’École de la rue Blanche, (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts du Théâtre, Lyon), j’ai croisé le travail de différents danseurs et chorégraphes et participé entre autres à des projets de Boris Charmatz, Benoit Lachambre, et Christine Quoiraud (ex danseuse de la Compagnie Sankai Juku de Min Tanaka). En 2003, j’ai obtenu une bourse de post diplôme pour faire de la recherche au Togo (Afrique de l’ouest). J’y ai développé des projets avec des artistes locaux pendant 9 mois. J’ai aussi étudié les danses traditionnelles Kotokolis du nord du Togo. Cette expérience africaine a marqué à jamais mon travail et mon mode de relation au monde.

En 2005 et 2006 après avoir travaillé comme interprète pour la chorégraphe Catherine Bay, j’ai été sélectionnée par la chorégraphe Emmanuelle Huyghn pour faire partie du projet ESSAI – programme international de recherches et créations en chorégraphie – au Centre National Supérieur de Danse Contemporaine (Fr). J’ai été lauréate de la bourse Les Inclassables en 2007 (octroyée par le Conseil des Arts et Lettres Québécois et Culture France). En 2008 / 2009, j’ai vécu au Mexique, enseigné à CICO (Centre d’investigation chorégraphique), développé des projets chorégraphiques  avec des artistes mexicains et me suis intéressée aux cultures indigènes, plus particulièrement aux danses de la lune nahuatl où chants et partitions rythmiques sont en corrélation intime avec les lignes chorégraphiques des danseuses.

En 2011/2012, j’ai travaillé sur un spectacle tryptique inspiré des Prophéties de Léonard de Vinci en coproduction avec la Maison Laurentine Centre d’Art Discret et les Studios Sound&Vision. J’ai aussi présenté mon travail au Palais de Tokyo (Reines, Paris, 2013), au Centre D’Art Contemporain de Lyon (Voix#2, 2015) et à la Galerie 7.5 (La distancia que nos aproxima, avec l’artiste visuel Charley Case, Paris, 2016). Par ailleurs, j’ai collaboré aux projets de la metteuse en scène de théâtre Geneviéve Blais, du trio Umbrella Ensemble (musique actuelle), de la compositrice Emily Dootlittle et du trio In Extensio (musique actuelle) présentés respectivement au Théâtre de la Chapelle (Montréal), au Festival Soundsymposium (Terre-Neuve) et à l’Agora de la danse (Montréal).

Depuis mon atterrissage à Montréal en juillet 2009, je travaille à faire pousser les racines de Atelier LO, un projet interdisciplinaire dédié à la création et à l’enseignement.

Je codirige aussi depuis quatre ans un espace transdisciplinaire ÉLAN D’AMÉRIQUE. Ce studio de 1600 PI2, situé au coeur du Mile-End à Montréal est dédié à la recherche, l’enseignement et la création en théâtre, danse et arts connexes. Notre objectif est de faire de ce lieu une plate-forme d’échanges artistiques à un niveau local et international

Dans ce sens, j’ai initié en 2012 un mini festival – Mordre dans nos incertitudes – persuadée que la possibilité de partager entre artistes et non professionnels venant de milieux différents, sans objectif de créations est important, voir essentiel à de nouvelles approches artistiques. Des artistes québécois et des invités européens ont participés à cet événement. Un Opus 2 a eu lieu en octobre et novembre 2015 et a reçu le soutient financier du Conseil des Arts Canadien.

Je suis actuellement doctorante à l’Université du Québec à Montréal et à l’Université d’Alberta où je poursuis des recherches sur le corps, l’espace rituel et le son.

As an interdisciplinary artist I use dance, image and sound to revitalize our relationship with the body in social, poetic and physical realms. My site-specific work is inspired by and takes place in spaces not usually intended for performance such as amusement parks, streets, the subway, private homes, garages and natural spaces. I use these sites to bring out the relationship between the site and the people. Influenced by travels in Ukraine, Africa, Canadian North, and Latin America and including experiences with non-Western cultures, I explore the concept of artwork as a pocket of resistance. These pockets present parallel or possible worlds that provide shelter from the policed chaos of modern civilization. They are an invitation in the form of a rite of passage to renew the vital energy of the body and the earth, and can provide an opportunity to reconnect to a vision of globalization that is viable and sustainable.

In 2002, I completed studies in interior design at the École Boulle and, scenography and dramaturgy at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre (ENSATT, Lyon, FR), where I created my first works. While the body was central to these works, it remained in service to the text until I discovered the world of contemporary dance in a project directed by Benoît Lachambre at FIND (Festival of New Dance, Montreal) in 2001.

In 2002, I participated in Duodyptiquemarcheetdanse with dancers Christine Quoiraud (ex dancer in Sankai Juku Company, Min Tanaka) and Julien Bruneau. I then collaborated with Christine Quoiraud until 2004 as a witness, photographer, videographer and artistic assistant in the Festival L’Atelier Contemporain au Quartz de Brest (Contemporary Workshop Festival in Quartz de Brest), a residency with Mas de la Danse (centre for creation and documentation of contemporary dance, France).

In 2003, I spent 9 months in West Africa, (Togo, Bénin, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali), where I worked with emerging African artists, actors, writers and dancers, including Amoussa Koriko and Roger Atikpo. While there, I was a jury member for the theatre festival FESTHEF with Camille Amouro, and researched traditional African dance forms and songs of fishermen.

In 2004, I was in residence at the La Gaîté Lyrique à Paris, where I collaborated with singer Sika Gblondoume to create and produce ‘Slap Well, Danku well’, a choreography for 11 performers. Since March of 2004, I had worked extensively as a performer and dancer with choreographer Catherine Baÿ (La Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris; la Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris; creation and premiere of a new work for three performers for UOVO Festival in Milan; Festival Pelouse Autorisée, Paris).

In 2005 and 2006, I was chosen by Emmanuelle Huynh, internationally renowned choreographer and director of Centre National de Danse Contemporaine, to participate in ESSAIS, a research and creation laboratory for contemporary dance (Angers, FR). Along with 11 young international artists, I co-created a choreographed work ‘Soit je craque, soit c’est un spectacle’ (Either I’m going nuts, or this is a show) for the festival Les Accroche- Cœurs, which was then selected to be produced in Paris by the Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain. I also created two solo works : ‘Solo-autoportraitS’, in which I addresses the question of monsters, and ‘Être multiple avec et sans organe’ (To be many, with or without organs), in which I explored the potential of the voice and megaphone. I was a performer in the new work ‘My Country Music’, by American choreographer Deborah Hay and created video and set design for the work ‘I love’ by Lebanese artist Danya Hammoud in collaboration with dancer Pep Garriques. In parallel with my work in ESSAI, I created two performances in collaboration with professional and non-professional dancers and musicians entitled ‘Pour les crédits venez demain’ (Come tomorrow for the credits), on the request of Pierre Bongiovanni at Lavoir Moderne Parisien, and ‘Etre multiple avec et sans organe’ in June of 2006 on invitation by L’agence Elastic in Paris.

In 2007, I was awarded the Creation prize for Les Inclassables (The unclassables) by the AFAA, (Culture France) and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. As a result, I spent a year and a half in research and creation in Quebec, Canada and the USA in order to deepen the connection between movement and sound on somatic and scientific levels. In Quebec, I created a site-specific solo work entitled ‘Lò‘ in the Studio Ernest Cormier in June of 2007. In parallel, I was a collaborator ‘Des Rives’ (image and text) and ‘For Interiors ‘ (sound) with writer and videographer Pierre Bongiovanni, the project ‘AMK’ with researcher and musician Vincent Verfaille (happy attack imagined for the paper Stradda, special edition).

In 2008/2009, I lived and worked in Mexico where I taught at CICO (Centre for choreographic research), developed choreographic projects with Mexican artists and created two works for eleven performers : ‘Gente Surge’ and ‘Ratos Libres’. While in Mexico, I was fascinated by indigenous cultures, especially the moon dances in which song and rhythm are in direct correlation with the choreographic lines of the dancers. In 2008 and 2009, I participated as choreographer and teacher in the first two editions of the festival SEEDS (somatic earth exploration and science) at Earthdance (Massachusetts, USA) and in festivals + si affinité (Toulouse, France), where I created two installation works, ‘Kora’ and ‘Je pensais pas rencontrer un cactus qui danse’ (I never thought I’d meet a dancing cactus).

Since returning to Montreal, Quebec in July of 2009, I established my Atelier LÒ in Quebec. I was a performer in numerous projects with Canadian artists including director Geneviève Blais (creation of Empreinte), the trio Umbrella Ensemble (Sound Symposium Festival, Newfoundland), and dancer-choreographer Christiane Bourget (Gesù, Nuit Blanche, Montreal), the trio In-Extensio and videographer Benoit Dhenin (R, Agora de la danse).

In 2011, I created the Studio Élan d’Amérique (Elk Studio) with Catherine Cédilot, Mélanie Verville and Lauren Degilio in Montreal. Studio Élan D’Amérique seeks to be a meeting place of different artists. It encourages, supports and promotes independent performance artists and the natural weaving of disciplines such as dance, physical theatre, choreography and collaborative musical composition, video and in-situ performance as well as interdisciplinary, installation and sculpture-based choreography and improvisation. We are interested in collaborating with other like-minded studios and organizations on a local, national, and international level, in particular with partners in France, Belgium, Japan, Africa and Mexico, building on existing artistic relationships and creating new ones. We recently received a grant from the CAC to invite two international dance teachers from Europe to give a workshop in Montréal.

My last pieces have been shown in Mexico City (Solo and Site specific installation, 222mundos), in Paris, Palais de Tokyo (Duo Reines), in Montréal at Agora de la danse (R with trio In-Extensio), in Lyon at Institut d’Art Contemporain (performance & installation Voix#2).

I began a PHD (research and creation) in January 2015 at Université du Québec à Montréal in Études et Pratiques des Arts Department. I want to use this time of reflection to deepen my practice of sound & movement as it relates and combines in performance and theory. My practice as a set designer that was rich and connected to my present work will be re-examined to better understand how space has been fundamental to the way I create movement & voice performances.