Claire Croize

Born in 1979, she began Ballet classes at the age of six.  Between ten and sixteen, she danced with an amateur dance company that toured Western France each year.  At sixteen she began taking contemporary dance classes at Le Galet Gris, Le Havre and the Haute-Normandie centre for choreography.  Between 1997 and 200 she studied at the PARTS school in Brussels, where she created four short pieces. One of these, Donne-moi quelque chose qui ne meure pas was presented at the SumSome of Rosas / Parts festival and the Parts@Paris festival, at the d'Autonne 01 Théâtre de la Bastille. In 2000, she presented soli, an improvised solo, in the Gravitations exhibition by Flemish painter Ignace Maes.  She worked as a dancer in 9 floorscenes for the company Galothar, directed by Andy Denevs, and created the choreography for the movie Falling by Flemish filmmaker Hans Herbots.  In '02, she danced for the Caterina Sagna company in the piece Public Relation, which premiered at the Venice Biennale and toured until '06, and that same year she created the solo Blowing Up, which was produced and premiered at the Choreographisches Zentrum in Essen.  Blowing Up has formed parted of the Junge Hunde network and the Jong Talent program, presented at many festivals.  In '03, she created the piece Runway#1, as part of the Off Limits festival in Dortmund (Germany).  She was a dancer in Swedish company Adekwhat, in the piece Noodles, directed by Philippe Blanchard.  Since March '04, she has danced in the duet Skènè directed by Etienne Guilloteau.  In June 04 she performed in the solo No Name, no première, no and no and never will be repeated again, created by Hooman Sharifil /Impure Company, at the dans@ttack festival in Kortrijk, Belgium. During '05, she worked as a dancer and choreographer in the La Manicle de Le Havre company's theatre piece Le Banc . She danced in Kammarspel, directed by Jean-Luc Ducourt, which was presented at the Kunsten Festival des Arts.