BIOGRAPHY

I am a French artist based in Brussels. I trained in contemporary dance at the Rencontres Internationales de Danse Contemporaine in Paris as well as at the Junior Ballet d'Aquitaine in Bordeaux and concluded my studies at the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker in Brussels, from which I graduated in 2006.
While pursuing my career as a professional dancer in numerous companies, I obtained my diploma in contemporary jewelry at the RHOK academy of arts in Brussels in 2017.

I work in parallel in the performing arts and the jewelry fields. I alternate the roles of contemporary jewelry designer, critic in the performing arts field, dance lecturer and movement director for opera and theater. As a jeweler, I invest in the conceptualisation and design of pieces that are as much jewelry as they are sculptures, installations or performances for which the body is path or subject.

Drawing on my career experience as a contemporary dancer, I integrate the creations of the stage directors duo Clarac-Deloeuil>Le Lab for theater and opera as a movement director and artistic collaborator (La Clemenza di Tito, Death in Venice, Trilogia Mozart Da Ponte- Le Nozze Di Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutte, Don Giovanni- Serse, Il Trovatore, Salomé, Butterfly, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, La Cenerentola, Mitridate Re di Ponto and Peer Gynt).

My work in jewelry is presented at numerous artistic events, including the triennial of contemporary jewelry in Paris, Mons and Stockholm, the Jewelry weeks in Athens, Barcelona and Budapest, in art galleries in Strasbourg and Melbourne, at the Z33 museum in Hasselt and recently at the Beijing design week.

ARTISTIC STATEMENT

I want to give jewelry its importance and relevance as a work of art and take it beyond the classical definition of jewelry, which is, if not restrictive, very distant from contemporary artistic practices and issues. I approach contemporary jewelry as an artistic expression to be recognized within a broad and interdisciplinary frame of reference, which has the capacity to be in relevant relationship with history, traditions and evolutions since it speaks of the body, the world and thus of a manifestation of our humanity.

I am mainly interested in the relationship between jewelry and the body in movement. Thanks to my experience as a professional dancer, I have an emotional and affective connection with movement. I weave the link between jewelry and dance thanks to the properties they share such as the body awareness, the material arrangement and its understanding in both time and space, the formulation of a know-how and the interaction with the audience.

I care a lot about aesthetics, materials, shapes, colors, forms, because they allow me to convey my message and make emotion possible, but virtuosity does not interest me as such. What really excites me, however, is the dialogue and the reflective journey that the pieces enable when they encounter the world.

My practice is not to add dance to jewelry nor jewelry to dance, but to find the common DNA between the applied arts and the performing arts by integrating the heterogeneity and the porosity of the different artistic practices and fields, in order to go beyond the original format of jewelry and give it a new form of interaction with the public.

CV

Solo exhibitions

2019
Athens Jewelry Week, Athens (GR)– A Jewelry Piece
2018
Athens Jewelry Week, Athens (GR)– Joya Prize winner during AJW 18– Curiosity

Group exhibitions

2021
BeCraft, Mons (BE)– Curiosity
2020
Beijing Design Week, Beijing (CN)– A Jewelry Piece
2020
Athens Jewelry Week, Athens (GR)– Oxytocin (Red is the color of love)
2020
Budapest Jewelry Week, Budapest (HU)– Oxytocin (Red is the color of love)
2019
Joya Barcelona Off, Barcelona (ES)– A Jewelry Piece
2019
Radical Pavlova, Melbourne (AUS)– A Jewelry Piece
2019
Galerie Art’Course, Strasbourg (FR)– A Jewelry Piece
2018
Joya Barcelona, Barcelona (ES)– Curiosity
2018
BeCraft, Mons (BE)– Memories of Urban Routes
2018
European triennial of contemporary jewelry, Stockholm (SE), Paris (FR)– Curiosity
2017
European triennial of contemporary jewelry, Mons (BE)– Curiosity
2017
Common Ground, Mechelen (BE)– Common Ground
2017
RHOK, Brussels (BE)– Curiosity
2016
Jewelmania, Brussels (BE)– Memories of Urban Routes
2016
RHOK, Brussels (BE)– Memories of Urban Routes

Professional experience

2017-Now
Independent jewelry maker
2014-Now
Movement director for opera and theater, (BE), (FR), (GER)
2012-Now
Performing arts and dance lecturer, (BE), (FR)
2017-2019
Artistic coordinator of P.A.R.T.S. Summer School
2012
Artistic coordinator of the Museum Night Fever for the Jewish museum, Brussels (BE)
2006-2015
Contemporary dancer– Cie Les gens d'Uterpan, Cie Le Lab, Cie Willi Dorner, Jean Abreu Dance company, Michèle Anne de Mey/Charleroi-danses, Cie Mancopy, La Fura dels Baus/ Àlex Ollé, Romeo Castellucci & Cindy van Acker

Artistic education

2011-2017
RHOK academy of arts, Brussels (BE)–J ewelry design certificate
2004-2006
Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S.), Brussels (BE)– Training cycle certificate
2002-2004
Junior Ballet d'Aquitaine, Bordeaux (FR)– Graduation certificate with high distinction, certificate in modern jazz dance
2001-2002
Rencontres Internationales de Danse Contemporaine (R.I.D.C), Paris (FR)– Certificate in contemporary dance, anatomy, dance history and music history
2000-2001
Centre Irène Popard, Paris (FR)– First year certificate