OUR TEACHERS

VINCIANNE REGATTIERI

Theatre teacher (Tuesday, MA, MB, Friday and Saturday)

Since the age of 6, Vincianne has studied the performing arts, musical theatre, singing and dancing in various multidisciplinary arts schools in Paris, London and New York. Upon returning to France, she has been involved in numerous musicals; she has performed in Hair, Kiss Me Kate, Nine, Titanic, and Irma La Douce, to name just a few. She has worked with Jean-Claude Brialy, Alain Marcel, Jérôme Savary, Jean Louis Grindat, Savério Marconi, Michel Legrand, Jean Marie Lecoq, Louis Dunoyer de Ségonzac, Gérard Daguerre, as well as with the Royal Shakespeare Company Berlin.

Her previous acting credits include some of the great classics – Chantecler, The School for Wives, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Le Médecin malgré lui, Amphitryon, My Father Was Right – in locations such as Théâtre Mogador, Folies Bergères, Théâtre National de Chaillot, Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Opéra d’Avignon, Théâtre Dejazet, Théâtre du Ranelagh, Théâtre Silvia Monfort, Cabaret Sauvage and La Villette.

As a director, she was awarded first prize at the Festival d’Avignon and the Jury prize at Angers for her most recent production of Romeo & Juliet.  In the past, she has also staged The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It, all by William Shakespeare, Les Précieuses Ridicules by Molière, Le Grand Journal, Le Mahabharata, and many more.

Her adaptations and direction have won her international recognition, with her plays being performed both in France and abroad. A Fred Soupa film depicting her work with autistic artists was released in cinemas.

 
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joseph laurent

Theatre teacher (M3, M4, M5 1 et MC)

Joseph Laurent trained as an actor with Jacques Mornas, Olivier Belmondo and Elisabeth Commelin. He then turned to dancing (ballet and jazz) and singing (bass-baritone), learning from Amy Lavietes, Marina Albert and Arlene Thiel, in order to be able to switch between straight theatre and musical theatre. He also trained in American tap with Victor Cuno. As an actor, he has performed in The Lower Depths by Gorky, La Villégiature by Goldoni and Histoire du tigre by Dario Fo, all with the company Temporalia.

He then danced in the opera Aida by Verdi, choreographed by Laurence Fanon – first at the Stade de France, then at the Théâtre du Châtelet – as part of a concert for the Pasdeloup Orchestra, alongside Charlène Duval. In 2011, he co-founded the company Musidrama with the conductor and director Samuel Sené, with the aim of bringing together music and theatre to create a multidisciplinary programme: 

-          Productions of shows (Le Tresor de Rachi, Et Troyes créa la femme, Les Légendes parisiennes, etc)

-          Professional musical theatre training

-          Events, team building, conferences

In 2013, Joseph joined the Ecla Theatre Company, playing the role of Baloo in the show The Jungle Book, first at the Théâtre Antoine, then at the Comédie Française.

Between 2015 and 2016, Joseph played the role of Petermann in Monsieur Choufleri by Offenbach, and a dancing waiter in Le passage des Princes, both directed by Jean-Paul Bouron at the Théâtre Le Ranelagh. The same year, he was also cast as Jupiter in Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, directed by Geneviève Brett with musical direction by Laurent Goossaert.

Most recently, Joseph performed in the ensemble of the musical Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in Brussels, directed by Jack Cooper and Daniel Hanssens with musical direction by Pascal Charpentier.  From February 2018, he will be appearing at the Théâtre Mogador, playing the role of Injun Joe in Tom Sawyer by Julien Salvia and Ludovic-Alexandre Vidal, directed by David Rozen.

Meanwhile, he has also devoted himself to teaching the performing arts for over 6 years. He currently teaches musical theatre and acting at the Centre de Danse du Marais in Paris.

 
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HERVé claudE ilin

Theatre teacher (M5 2 et M6)

Hervé-Claude Ilin began his professional training as an actor at the age of twenty at the Conservatoire du Xème in Paris, alongside studying English at the Sorbonne, after having completed his Hypokhâgne. At the same time, he found himself at the head of the Groupe d’Etudes Théâtre at the Résidence Universitaire Jean Zay in Antony for five years, where he took his first steps along the path to teaching and directing.

It was there where his passion for education and leadership first manifested itself. He directed Soir des Rois, an adaptation of Twelfth Night by Shakespeare, at Salle Marguerite Duras, with the help of a set designer. He also broadened his level of experience by teaching both theatre and English in several schools and private organisations.

At the age of twenty-two, he returned to the École Supérieure d'Art Dramatique de Paris (ESAD). Several years later, he led a workshop there called "jouer en anglais" (“Acting in English”) for four years.

It was there at ESAD that he met Jean-Claude Cotillard, who would go on to direct him in the play Journalistes by Pierre Notte in the Théâtre Tristan Bernard in 2007.

Since 2006, Hervé-Claude has been a teacher at the Centre de Danse du Marais at the invitation of Antoine Carrance, where the majority of his educational and creative work is now based.

He was recruited for their musical theatre school, where he has the opportunity to try his hand at writing an original show every year. Whilst there, he got to know his colleague Vincianne Regattieri, who directed him in an Elizabethan-style production of Romeo and Juliet with a twist in 2014.

 
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Stephy haik

Singing teacher (M3, MC et M4)

French-American artist Stéphy Haik grew up in New York, where she studied at the renowned LaGuardia High School (the Fame school).

As a singer, writer and composer, she has sung in the biggest jazz festivals, sharing the stage with many prestigious musicians.

Alongside her performing career, Stéphy has been teaching singing for many years, and particularly enjoys teaching children.

 
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dominique martinelli

Singing teacher (Saturday)

Dominique began her artistic training at the Atelier Michel Fugain in Nice, after having completed her music and dance qualifications at the Conservatoire de Nice.  She furthered her studies at the C.I.M in Paris (jazz music school), as well as training in theatre with John Strasberg and Jack Waltzer. She has also taken a voice-over workshop at the INA.

She is a vocal coach and artistic adviser in various companies: L’Être Enchanteur in Vincennes and Le Club de la Chanson Française, where she also works on the choreography and direction of their end of year shows. She has performed as a singer, actor, and dance soloist in Hair (Mogador), Les Années Twist and Les Années Deauville (Roger Louret), Émilie Jolie (Philippe Châtel), Hello Dolly (tour), Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid (Disneyland Paris).

She is currently appearing at the Théâtre des Deux Ânes.  As a composer and lyricist, she has released two albums: Carnet des Notes (EMI) and Les Lauréats (Warner). She was also the choir director for Sylvie Vartan (Olympia and Japan tour). She collaborated with Mylène Farmer for many years as a vocalist and dancer for both stage and TV. She also appeared on television as a coach for Star Academy 8, as well as on the series Soaperette on TNT. She is also a hatha yoga teacher, having trained at the Bihar School in India.

 
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fanny werner

Singing teacher (M5 1, M5 2 and M6)

Born in Stavanger, in the Fjords of Norway, Fanny Werner grew up in a family of musicians: with her father singing Baroque music, accompanied by her mother on piano. Later on, she followed her family to Scotland, France, Thailand and Singapore. The diversity of culture and environment that she discovered further refined her tastes. Fanny Werner learnt to play the piano at the age of six, at the same time as dance and tap.

As a teenager, she practised singing by listening to Sarah Vaughan and Anita O’Day. Alongside studying Psychology in Paris, she continued her passion for jazz, taking Academy classes. She can now be found on the Parisian stage as the leader of her own group, the Fanny Werner quartet. Whether in French or in English, her smooth voice and skilful scatting earn her high praise from the jazz press – praise that is very much deserved for such a sensitive artist. She strikes the perfect balance between tradition and modernity; between swing and emotion.

 

olivier cantrelle

Pianist (Wednesday)

As a jazz pianist and organist, strongly influenced by Bill Evans and Oscar Peterson, he especially loves 60s Hard Bop.  He is the pianist and arranger for the sextet Ugetsu, created in tribute to Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers. He also now plays alongside Nico Duportal, with whom he accompanies artists such as Big Jay McNeely and Lloyd Price in various European Blues festivals. For several years, he has also taken on the role of musical director for the Enfants de la Comédie Musicale at the Centre de Danse du Marais.

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Jean Baptiste artigas

Pianist (Saturday)

Jean-Baptiste Artigas is an actor, pianist, singer and founding member of the company La Belle Equipe, along with G. Destrem, A. Dumas, D. LE Gouïc (Nuit Blanche chez Francis, Yanne a marre). He joined J. C. Dollé and C. Morgiève’s company Le F.O.U.I.C., whose shows included Mangez-le si vous voulez by J. Teulé and Le jour où je suis devenue Chanteuse Black with C. Devismes, directed by T. Le Douarec. With Blutack Théâtre, G. Bourut, L’Augmentation, G. Perec, Antigone, Brecht. He performed The Five Cornered Square (C. Himes) with the Vox International Théâtre, led by G. Paul. With F. Azéma, he played Clitandre in The Misanthrope (Molière); Louis in J. L. Lagarce’s It’s Only the End of the World; Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare); Zucco in Roberto Zucco (Koltès). He appeared in Petites Histoires Douces et Cruelles with B. Fischer’s company Les [Fu]rieuses, and in The Stranger (Camus) with J. Galaup’s company Magritte.

On the radio, he has done several radio dramas for France Culture, as well as producing his own documentary in 2015 called Génération Franco: Le camp d’amitié with Sergi López.  His training included classes run by J. L. Cochet, F. Azéma and B. Fischer, as well as Le Passage à Niveau. He has also taken workshops with O. Porras, J. Beswick, N. Taylor, R. Sammel, and many more.

 
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vanessa villan

Dance teacher (M3, M4, M5 1, MC)

After training in Horton technique at the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance School in New York, Vanessa pursued her professional dance career in the Jennifer Muller company, in several ballets in the US, and then as a choreographer for Ballet Arts in NYC and for the Alvin Ailey Dance School. Her creations have been recognised by New York Times critics. She created her own company Paz de Rio in France, with whom she performed in multiple shows in Paris and in the Montpellier Festival Off.

Currently, Vanessa teaches Modern Jazz in various different schools in Paris, like Elephant Paname and Le Centre de Danse du Marais.  She also teaches workshops both in France and abroad (Japan, Korea, etc). She is frequently asked to work on projects such as product launches or publicity campaigns, for brands like Estée Lauder and Flying Blue.

 
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aurelie moreau

Dance teacher (M5 2, M6 and Sunday)

After taking classical dance training at the Conservatoire National de Paris and, several years later, as a student of Solange Golovine, Gilbert Canova and Patrick Dupond, Aurélie Moreau turned her focus towards teaching and choreography.  She worked at the Adagio Dance School and Company for ten years as a teacher and choreographer, where she created many variations and ballets, performed at the Apostrophe National Theatre, including La Folie de Camille C, Le Carnaval Chinois, and Les Fantômes de Zakara.

Between 2008 and 2009 she was the choreographer and coach for La Cérémonie des Marius, a musical by Ludovic Alexandre Vidal, directed by Samuel Sené, first at the Vingtième Théâtre, and then at the Trianon.  She returned to the stage between 2009 and 2010 at Salle Wagram, and then again at the Théâtre du Gymnase in 2012, 2013 and 2014, performing classical repertoire as part of the dance company of Nathalie Buy, a former soloist in the Roland Petit Ballet and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.

In 2011, she choreographed the musical De l’Autre Côté du Soleil by Mitzi Bravine and Françoise Casamatta, directed by Jean Paul Bazziconi at the Vingtième Théâtre.  In 2012, she took part in a huge annual project for the town of Troyes – called Ville En Lumières 2012 – as part of the company Musidrama. She was the choreographer and coach for their show Le Trésor de Rachi, written by Pascal Bancou and directed by Samuel Sené.

That year, she also joined the Enfants de la Comédie Musicale at the Centre de Danse du Marais as a dance teacher, and is still working there to this day.  In 2015, she wrote and directed a musical for children called Madame Ming. In 2017 she helped two of her students gain places at the Opéra de Paris and another at the CNSMD, as well as sending twelve of her students to successful castings.

In the same year, she also appeared in several episodes of the TV show Les Maternelles, covering topics such as ballet, children, and the benefits of dance in general. She is currently reworking her choreography for La Folie de Camille C. with her professional students for a short film in 2018.

 
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isabel cramaro

Dance and singing teacher (Tuesday, MA, MB, Friday and Saturday)

Isabel Cramaro’s life has been influenced by the diligence and precision of the art of ballet from a very young age. She began taking classes at the Conservatoire d’Avignon, led by Nicole Petracchi, earning the “médaille de vermeil”.

Having danced in ballets by Tchaikovsky, Petipa and Ballanchine, she then turned her attention to her passion for music (singing, piano, guitar) and quickly found herself composing and performing in a musical project. She went on to compose for other singers, as well as for plays. She studied singing, and was cast as the lead role in the musical HAIR. She familiarised herself with theatre, which led her to performing as romantic leads in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Tempest, directed by Vincianne Regattieri for the Casalibus theatre company.

Isabel has since been cast in many musical theatre shows: Sol En Cirque (written and composed by Zazie and Vincent Baguian), Cinderella (Suzon), Grease (Marty), Follies by Stephen Sondheim (Margie), Pinocchio (Blue Fairy). She also takes part in “revue” shows by the director Oscar Sisto for various different theatres.

 
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Hervé Le Goff

Tap teacher

Hervé toured as a dance soloist with the American Tap Dance Orchestra (artistic director: Brenda Bufalino) to Bermuda, New York (Joyce Theatre, Lincoln Centre, Town Hall, Apollo Theatre), and numerous other locations across America. Along with his pianist Frédérique Trunk, he created Dansez Sur Moi and Je sais des tas d’histoires d’amour: two shows involving singing and tap dancing, which were performed in New York, Paris and Montreal.

He co-founded the tap, theatre and dance company Charnière with Lucie Tiberghien, their last creation being The Quiet Room, an adaptation of Quand j’avais cinq ans, je m’ai tué by H. Buten. It played in New York between 1999 and 2000, then at the Théâtre de Suresne in the autumn of 2003, before touring France in the spring of 2005.

Then, in 2009, Hervé met Yano Iatridès, with whom he collaborated on many different projects, including an adaptation of Finally, a play by Stephen Belber, for one actress and one dancer. Hervé was fortunate to have had the opportunity of being both trained and inspired by Brenda Bufalino and Sarah Pétronio. He is currently a teacher in Paris, running classes for children at the Centre de Danse du Marais, and for adults at Brotherswing.