The Young Company
of CCNR/Yuval Pick
Since he joined CCNR as director in 2011, Yuval Pick has spearheaded an artistic and cultural project whose primary focus includes promoting and developing the place of the dancer as one who interprets, transmits and creates. As part of this action, CCNR seeks to address a gray area on the road to professionalization: supporting dancers in their integration into the profession. YuPi, the young company, is the culmination of this unique project.
Two groups of four dancers who recently completed their advanced training will join YuPi on 15-month contracts. From October 2021 to December 2022, Axel, Mio, Jade and Simon, the first YuPi promotion, joined the CCNR’s team, participating into artistic and cultural projects, discovering the Practice method, interpreting part of the company’s repertoire and a brand new creation of Jérôme Oussou.
“YuPi will enable young dancers to develop their stagecraft and relationships with audiences, and to affirm their experience as artists who interpret, transmit and create.”
Mio started dancing at Inoue Yoshiko Ballet school in Japan, and continued her studies in France at École Nationale Supérieure de Danse de Marseille. She then joined the CNSMD of Lyon from 2017 to 2021.
Jade started classical dance at the Conservatory of Sarzeau where she also studied jazz dance and theatre. From 2013 to 2017, she joined the arranged schedules of the Regional Conservatory of Nantes, specializing in classical dance. After her baccalaureate, she was admitted to the CNSMD of Lyon in the contemporary's course dance and obtained her diploma in June 2021.
Simon started to dance with Véronique Riehl in Brittany (France). He went to the La Rochelle conservatory school in 2015 and to the CNSMD of Paris in 2017 where he worked on repertory pieces and creations from Stéphanie Lake, Boris Charmatz, Tatiana Julien, Yvonne Rainer, Yuval Pick and more artist. He graduated in CNSMD of Paris in 2021.
For 11 years, Axel practiced baton twirling at Draguignan (France). An artistic sport between gymnastic and choreography. Then in 2018, he enrolled at Aix-Marseille University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Planning. Meanwhile Axel started taking weekly contemporary dance classes at the Conservatoire Régional Darius-Milhaud of Aix-en-Provence. After his graduation, he joined the Ballet Junior de Genève until 2021.