Nationally certified dance teacher, choreographer, instructor and dancer, born in Lyon, France, with two years of teaching experience in Los Angeles, U.S.A.
After more than 9 years of teaching, Mathieu is currently the Director of Choreography and Education for the Dance Department at the Conservatory of Voiron.
He teaches contemporary, modern, jazz, classical, lyrical, and street jazz, from children to adults.
He has the pleasure of teaching both amateurs and professionals.
Trained under the technical aptitude test (E.A.T. ) in 2014 at Nini Theilade Ballet Academy in Lyon
In 2017, graduated as Contemporary Dance Teacher from Désoblique training center, directed by Blandine Martel Basile.
Student of Juliette Récamier high school (Lyon, France) with a specialization in dance. During this time, he participated in various workshops, conferences and projects that allowed him to meet numerous choreographs and artists, such as Francesca Mattavelli, Fumiyo Ikeda, Nina Dipla, Cédric Andrieux, and others, who influenced him and helped shape his own choreographic universe and language.
His work is based on a mix of energetic movements together with expressionist and rhythmic dance. However, this does not necessarily preclude the technical aspect, the precision in transitioning from the movement, through a concrete action, its trajectory but also its termination in a clean and clear manner. Being able to make use of both the extremes and the essential.
Hence, it is a dance full of contrasts and nuances that allows the body to find its own path.
Allow the weight to act in order to use and provide better suspension and impulse all while taking the time to relish each instant within the movement. His work is closely tied to the Humphrey/Limón technique. (Concepts of fullness and sensuality, breath, contrast, falling and recovering, isolation and succession, initiation and conclusion, time, rhythm and musicality, space and distance, weight, momentum, speed, suspension, contact and relation.)
Feel the qualities and the expressiveness of each gesture in order to make it appreciable, perceptible and vibrant.
The desire to discover and learn with enthusiasm. Gradually enhancing body awareness for enjoyment and in connection with the feelings. Creating projects to discover both choreographic and artistic culture.
Making dance accessible to everyone
Learning is an important step, but the most important thing is being able to use the “dance” material to develop your own identity. To develop your own language, take the initiative and transmit the pleasure of dance. To reuse everything that is learned in a different way and to put it into practice.
The importance of having confidence in yourself and others, in order to forge ahead calmly.
Listing, being kind and respectful to everyone.
Valuing and encouraging everyone in accordance with their abilities in order to grow, overcome obstacles and broaden horizons at their own pace.