The permanent company is the beating heart of the CCNR. It consists of four dancers who present an unusual and highly engaged form of artistic expression that permeates the entire project. The company continually explores different directions, and presents Yuval’s repertoire. It embodies the desire to give birth to daring creations that reflect in-depth work on the writing of movement and strong relationships with music and acoustic research.

The CCNR tours both in France and internationally with its repertoire and site-specific projects, offering audiences unique experiences. The company and its collaborators have been invited to numerous prestigious dance venues, and have left a lasting impression with their powerful pieces and bold performers.

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“I am convinced that important works require a strong complicity between the creator and his dancers. This art of the instant and the embodiment of the work are deeply connected to the sensitive medium, the dancers.” 

Yuval Pick

Noémie

Noémie
De Almeida Ferreira

After training at the Conservatory of La Rochelle, Noémie spent a year with the Atlantique Ballet Contemporain. From 2016 to 2018 she continued her studies as a dancer with the Geneva Junior Ballet. In October 2018 she joined the CCNR/Yuval Pick as a freelancer for the 2020 production, and became a permanent dancer with the company in May 2019.

Madoka

Madoka
Kobayashi

Madoka studied at the Showa School in Japan from 2003 to 2005, then entered the Rambert School in England where she remained until 2008. In 2006 she joined the Realm Dance Company in London followed by the RODA Company in Leeds. She entered the CCNR/Yuval Pick when it was created in 2011. She performs the entire repertoire of the company and teaches Yuval Pick’s Practice method to professionals and non-professionals.

Emanuele

Emanuele
Piras

In 2015 Emanuele Piras trained at the MCF Dance school, studying in the meantime at the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin. From 2017 to 2021 he joined the Balletto Teatro di Torino. In 2018 he was selected to participate in the UK Young Artist Festival and in 2021 he participated in SOLOCOREOGRAFICO Festival with his solo. Emanuele Piras joined the CCNR/Yuval Pick company in August 2021.

Alejandro

Alejandro
Fuster Guillén

From 2017 to 2019, Alejandro studied at Codarts Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, after a first formation at Angela Bruno Dance Factory. Then he trained at Konzert Theater Bern. He played pieces from the repertoire of Martha Graham and Hofesh Shechter. He finally joined the permanent company of the CCNR/Yuval Pick in July 2021.

She joined the permanent company of the CCNR/Yuval Pick in August 2014 for a new production of loom. Julie performs the entire repertoire of the company and teaches Yuval Pick’s Practice method to professionals and non-professionals.

Since then she has worked as a freelance dancer, notably for Nicolas Paul, Sergio Simon and the company Théâtre du corps Pietragalla/Derouault. In 2015 she met Yuval Pick during a workshop organized by the CN D, and in October 2018 she joined the CCNR/Yuval Pick as a freelance dancer for the 2020 production of Vocabulary of need.

He also took part in the creation of Extremalism by Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten with the Ballet National de Marseille. He danced for the Korzo Theater in The Hague before joining the CCNR/Yuval Pick in January 2017. 

He was accepted into the Opéra de Paris, and stayed for a year before joining the CNSMD — National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris, from which he graduated. His first professional dance experience was with the Junior Company IT DANSA in Barcelona (Spain). He then worked with Project Sally in Maastricht (The Netherlands), and joined the CCNR/Yuval Pick in 2015.

in Spain. In 2010 he went on to study contemporary dance at the University of Music and the Arts in Frankfurt. In 2014 he joined Folkwang Tanzstudio, directed by Rodolpho Leoni, before entering the Ballet National de Marseille with Emio Greco|Pieter C. Scholten in 2015. He joined the CCNR/Yuval Pick as a freelancer for the 2020 production of Vocabulary of need.

He joined the Conservatory’s Jeune Ballet in September 2017, and entered the permanent company of the CCNR/Yuval Pick for a new production of Acta est fabula in June 2018.

Choreographic
Assistant

Sharon Eskenazi

Sharon graduated from the Movement Notation Department of the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. She continued her studies at the Université Lumière in Lyon in 2013, where she obtained her Master’s degree. She founded the group DSF / Danser Sans Frontières in Rillieux-la-Pape, and in 2015 led and produced the Passerelles project with the CCNR. She has been Yuval Pick’s choreographic assistant since 2014.

Paul Andriamanana studied design at ESAA Duperré before joining the costume design department at ENSATT in Lyon from 2013 to 2015. During this period he met dance costume designer Dominique Fabrègue, who became his long-term teacher.

After designing costumes for the theater (Théâtre des Lucioles, Anne-Laure Liégeois), he returned to dance and began collaborating with the CCNR in September 2016 by repurposing the costumes from several pieces by Yuval Pick. He designed his first creation for contemporary dance in October 2017 with Collectif ES, then assisted Ettore Lombardi on Acta est Fabula by Yuval Pick, first performed in 2018.

He won the first edition of the “Création en Cours” competition in 2016, which enabled him to write his first piece, MARCHER, for a hundred children. He also participates in CCNR’s cultural initiative project in schools.

Sébastien trained in Lyon in 1992 and went on to assist several lighting engineers, also working as a manager for various companies. In 1999 he designed his first lighting for Maryse Delente’s dance company, for the piece Barbe bleue at Ballet du Nord, the start of a long collaboration that has produced 16 lighting projects. In the meantime he became the light designer for a number of dance and theater companies including Alessandro Sciarroni, Shonen company, Sandrine Anglade company and Das Plateau.

Sébastien also likes to express himself through more personal creative work. He has created lighting for several festivals: Lyon in 2004, Poitiers and Leipzig. Creations such as Eolights, L’Homme Digital, Oriflammes and Caprice, created for Lyon festival of light, have a monumental character and aim to shake up the urban landscape. Others, like Illusion in Poitiers cathedral, change the public’s perception of the architecture that is the focus of his work. 

Max is a guitarist specializing in jazz, rock, industrial and experimental music. He studied instrumental and acousmatic composition at the CNR in Lyon, where he began his work on interactive musical creation tools.

He is particularly interested in sound synthesis and real-time transformations for contemporary music, and joined the staff of Grame, Centre National de Création Musicale in Lyon as Digital Music Director, assisting composers in residence in creating mixed works. Max also collaborates with IRCAM on musical productions and research topics.

While most of his work focuses on creating contemporary music, since 2001 he has also worked with video processing tools, sensors and light-music interactions for live performances, focusing on dance. He creates electroacoustic work and sound spatialization systems, notably for Yuval Pick at the CCNR.

Michel was born in Paris in 1951. He was appointed director of the Théâtre du Point du Jour in January 1995, with André Guittier. He has performed in productions by Agathe Alexis and Alain Alexis Barsacq, Anne Alvaro, Michel Berto, Antoine Bourseiller, Gilles Chavassieux, Jean-Christian Grinevald, Petrika Ionesco and Joël Jouanneau. From 1973 to 1978, he assisted Roger Planchon. From 1982 to 1986, he worked with Gildas Bourdet and the troupe of actors at La Salamandre in Lille. He played in several pieces and films. 

In the world of opera, he assisted directors Gildas Bourdet and Alain Milianti on La Finta Giardiniera by Mozart at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (1984). The first operatic work he directed alone was Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten, presented in May 2000 at the Opéra National de Lyon (conducted by Laurent Gay). In 2003 he directed Otello by Giuseppe Verdi (conducted by Ivan Fischer), again at the Opéra de Lyon. Michel has directed some thirty other productions from 1984 until 2009.

After she graduated from the School of Fine-Arts in Rennes and ENSATT in Lyon, Bénédicte worked in dance, theater and visual arts. She assisted artists such as Jan Kopp, Nicolas Floc’h and Gilles Touyard. She recorded and produced videos for several pieces by Alain Buffard. Since 2004 she worked as a set designer for directors A. Fichet, M. Bachelot, G. Gregory-Fornet and the Théâtre Folle Pensée.

She also collaborated with the following contemporary directors and authors: Myriam Marzouki, Christine Letailleur, Charline Grand, Marie-Laure Crochant, Julien Lacroix, Dany Simon, Coraline Cauchi and the Lumière d’Août collective, with whom she continues to work.

Gabrielle Marty studies applied arts in Paris in ENSAAMA Olivier-de-Serres, and Fashion design in ESAA Duperré. Then she moves in Lyon where she joins ENSATT for a master of stage costume design. She is graduated in 2017 with a work on urban walk.

She signs costumes for theatre (Dominique Pitoiset, Anne Barbot, Pablo Jacob), circus (Mathurin Bolze and the Cie MPTA), but mostly for dance (Yuval Pick, Romain Bertet, Lily Brieu, Louison Valette, Guillaume Forestier, Cie MF). She collaborates regulary with the Cie iel about gender questions. In 2017, she co-creates the Collectif Les Immergés, which works on immersive theatre.

In the same time, she studies classical piano in Conservatory of Alfortville, then in the Regional Conservatory of Lyon, where she get a Musical Studies Degree in 2018. She works actually on her first  project for stage : a trio for an actor and two pianists, called Itinéraire d'un corps, for which she wrote text and music. 

These choices are the way for her to feed reflexions on the border of many disciplines : body, text and music, she dreams about plurial and opened process of creation.