MEDHI ANGOT – BALLET
Medhi, a Breton from St Brieuc is a traveller! After his studies at the Paris Opéra School for 7 years, he starts his career with ENB in London aged just 17! Amongst his many ballets, he dances the Blue Bird in the Sleeping Beauty, the pas de deux in both Flowers from Genzano and Giselle. Five years later he is promoted to soloist in the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and dances the lead parts in Don Quichotte, Petrushka…….Medhi returns to France in 2013, and dances both classical ballets such as James in La Sylphide, and in contemporary works in the Nice Opéra Ballet.
He has danced on the Pont l’Abbé Violette Verdy stage and organised galas in aid of Cystic Fybrosis research.
Sylvie had her training in Marseille, where she was born. She obtained her DE after a choreographic artist career at the Ballet Theatre of Marseille, Avignon Festival, the Theatre of Oldenburg in Germany, and many other creations ….
Since 2010 Sylvie is teaching pedagogy of dancing, territorial assistant art education. Since 2015 Sylvie has been doing intervention in schools, to talk about artistic awareness.
JOSÉ MARTIN – BALLET
KERRY MARTIN BIRKETT – BALLET
PASCAL LOUSSOUARN – JAZZ
LAURENCE PEREZ – CONTEMPORARY
State degree in Jazz and Contemporary Dance since 1995, Laurence teaches contemporary dance at the International Academy of Dance in Paris, participates in festivals such as Dance Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Europa Festival in Florence and gives master classes from all over France.
Requested by the French Federation of Dance as president of jury and choreographer, her teaching is based on the technique of Merce Cunningham and Limon.
MARTIN YSEBAERT – JAZZ
Trained in ballet, jazz and modern in Belgium and New York, he has performed in numerous classical and neo-classical companies and performed in musicals as varied as: Carousel, Romeo and Juliet, Starlight Express, Hey Mr.Producer, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 50th Birthday Celebration, My Fair Lady, Peter Pan, Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Barnum, Mayflower, the Fiddler on the Roof.
Martin is a choreographer (Disney’s Spring Promenade – Disney Land Paris, Hairspray, the musical, Display- European Young Ballet -), jazz teacher in various dance schools and called for many courses in Europe. Martin was also assistant -chorégraphe for My Fair Lady at the Mariinsky in St. Petersburg.
TONY LE GUILLY – HIP HOP
Tony discovered dance Hip Hop in 1997 with the AC Cie Grenoble. In 2002, he attended training culture dance Hip Hop Co. Revolution and joined the Conservatory of Bordeaux, contemporary section and following placement courses with A.Gonotey (Co. Lullaby). He became champion of France Gymnastics Hip Hop national festival of Istres, and integrates in 2004, as the first dancer for the play “Pesadila” Actaesfabula Co., headed by Norton Antivilo. In 2009, Tony created the association Street Art Hip Hop Dance, created his first play, “Gemini”, and others in progress. Tony also received intensive training in Los Angeles in August 2014.
OLIVIER REY – MUSICAL THEATRE
Olvier made his vocal training with Ian Adams, Jasmine Roy and Hubert Weller and his dance training In Studio Paris Centre. He participated in many musicals: Le Bal Des Vampires, Sister Act, Mamma Mia (Theatre Mogador), Romeo and Juliet (Vienna tour in South Korea), Belles Belles Belles (Olympia), Beauty and the beast (Dominium Theatre – London), What A Feeling (Palladium London Uk Tour) Cats (Théâtre de Paris) Hello Dolly (Opéra de Liège), Barnum (Célestins Theatre), Peter Pan (Casino de Paris).
ELLINA AKIMOVA – PIANIST
Composer, pianist, she followed graduate studies in musicology and piano in Azerbaijan, then a career dedicated to music for dance, at the Opera of Paris, after the Bolshoi and Moiseyev School-studio in Moscow, the Opera Baku.
In 2012, she performed at the Palace Garnier music Variations on a Theme of Paganini by Brahms in the choreography of Violette Verdy (ballet Variations).
In April 2014 during the performances of the Opera Garnier Dance School, E. Akimova played with orchestra Concerto in Re JS Bach (ballet C. Bessy).
Since 2000 she directs the collection Dance together.
YVES PIGNOT – PIANIST
French composer, having studied in Brazil, Yves Pignot regularly accompanies dance classes at the Brest Conservatoire, using a wide palette of instruments including the piano, percussion instruments and the accordion.
Several of his compositions are edited at www.egge-verlag.de using many instruments including the piano, the clarinet, the oboe, the bassoon, the saxophone….
In 2014 in Caen, and 2016 in Brest, the competition “Concours National Jeune Vents Bassons” has chosen Yves’s works in their program, such as ” Chanson Tropicale” and “S’étirant sur une Plage Ensoleillée” reflecting his Brazilian influence.