exerce 2023-2025 — M1

Aged between 27 and 31, these students have already embarked on a professional career as a performer/interpreter/choreographer. Like all its predecessors, this year's class is distinguished by its international dimension.


— Master 1

— Olivier Kiswinsida Gansaore is one of Burkina Faso's up-and-coming contemporary dancers. He completed the three-year "Yeleen Don" dance training programme at CDC-La Termitière. He is the artistic director of the GRAND GESTE company and initiator of a training and rehabilitation project for people in prison; a project that is associated with a festival called "Vague des ailes".

— Léone Salinas Muñiz was born in Puerto Rico. Léone is a performance, dance and visual artist. They have a degree in Social Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico. Their research interweaves the themes of migration, the incorporation of a decolonial temporality and the recovery of ancestral memory through body movement and butô

— Roberto Dagô is a Brazilian performer and choreographer whose creations consider the body as a medium that intersects with questions of identity, vulnerability and otherness. He works at the intersection of different practices articulating the body, the image-imaginary and politics. He has a degree in Visual Arts (UnB, Brasília), a Master in Artistic Creation - Performing Arts (UGA, Grenoble) and has completed the PACAP5 training course (Fórum Dança, Lisbon). 

— Jean Lesca studied contemporary dance at the CNDC in Angers and performance art at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. He has worked with artists such as Ola Maciejewska, Gurshad Shaheman, Castélie Yalombo Lilonge and Lotte van Gelder. His aim is to create post-nature choreographies drawing on various fields of knowledge - biology, feminist and queer theories, fantasy dances and tales.

— Shira Marek was born in Jerusalem. Shira is a choreographer, performer and photographer. She is a graduate of The School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem. Through choreography as a situated act, and using industrial objects and spaces, she seeks to present the limits of tenderness as compared to those of force, and the reality of often dysfunctional relationships.

— Olivia Rivière is a choreographer and dancer based in Copenhagen/Stockholm. Working from a practice she calls the 'sound body', she creates visceral performances that seek to evoke emotional and resonant spaces and relationships. She graduated from DDSKS in 2015, then co-founded Danseatelier (Denmark), a workshop which collectively explores alternative modes of production in the field of dance. 

— Elena Bastogi is an author and performer. She graduated in visual arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, then attended PACAP 2 at the Forum Dança in Lisbon and later a Master in Gender Studies and Politics at the University of Roma Tre. The central matter of her research is the relationship with language, which makes necessary a continuous negotiation regarding the reality that it in fact produces. Through a seriously playful attitude, the intention of her work is to make this productive mechanism explicit by stimulating the awareness of a multiplicity of possible frames of signification.