Our people

Tracey Boot,

Actor, director and trainer

As one of the company’s original founders and Artistic Director, Tracey is our backbone, leading on the creation of the stories and directing, as well as being principal creator of our masks. She also joins us acting in some of the productions.

Tracey studied Drama at Manchester University before going on to train with Jacques Lecoq at the Jacques Lecoq School of Theatre in Paris. She has also trained with Michael Chase, Donato Sartori, Monica Pagneaux, John Wright, Stéphane Müh and Haim Isaac .

Tracey, has developed her mask making skills, creating her own particular mask forms. She has directed a number of original performance pieces including C’est La Vie !, which had great success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1996, Autres Directions (2002) and The Inseparables (2008 / 2009), The Mitten (2011) and Betty Oops (2013) Tracey is a bilingual (French / English) actress. Her performance roles include : Betty, The Amazone and The Virgin Girl (Betty Oops) Granny Smith, (The Granny Smith Show) and J.P. and Fairy (The Inseparables ). She is based in Chambéry, France where she is currently creating masks for the Daniel Gros Theatre Company and preparing a new show for 2015 Arlequin.


 
 

Delphine Zavitnick

Residencies 
 
 

Delphine studied Literature, arts, and communication at the Université Sorbonne nouvelle Paris III. In 2003, after 17 years of experience in business management Delphine changed directions. She decided to study cultural management at the University of Aix-Marseille

 

Margot Naviaux, 

Actress and trainer

Margot based in Chambéry, France, joined the company in 2018. She is a freelance actress,  and teacher. She initially trained  at the Conservatoire de Chambéry and is a graduate in performing arts, Margot also trained with the Professional Orientation Cycle at the Conservatoire de Toulouse. By her youth and talent, she brings dynamism and a new perspective to our work.


Hélène Lenoir, 

Actress and trainer
 
 

Hélène based in Annecy, France, joined the company in 2008. She is a freelance actress, musician, storyteller and teacher. She initially trained as an artist (École des Beaux-Arts) but quickly changed tracks following her passion for music and theatre. 

 

Muriel Dussoulliet

Artiste and trainer

 

Muriel Dussolliet, is a freelance actress and teacher. She joined the company in 2016. She trained et the Ecole 1er acte, in Lyon, (Jacques Lecoq method) and in Chambéry with Tracey Boot, Ghislaine Drahy, Haim Isaac (voix), Jean-Claude Cotillard, Annabelle Simon (burlesque), Jean-Luc Bosc (clown), and Colette Tomiche (coaching actors and directing )

 

Marie-Christine Béchu-Polèmene

Responsible for school projects and communications
 
 
Marie-Christine is a part time primary school teacher living in Bas Bachelin, France. Her initial training was in business management and she work for several years as assistant to the director of the the MJC Theatre department in Chambéry. She also began her teaching career at the MJC, teaching regular theatre workshops.
 

Gilles Viret, 

Technicien
 

Gilles is our in house technician. He is a fully qualified technicien with over 15 years experience  in various local venues, large, medium and small scale.

 

Geneviève Joannin

Artiste and chairwoman
 
Genevieve has been working with the company since 1996. She is a freelance  artist (specialising in oil painting) and a workshop leader (sculpture, painting, drawing and mixed techniques). She is also founder and director of the art studio « Atelier Ange Arts » in Billignin, France where she lives.

 

Claire Paturel 

Responsible for school projects and communications

 
Claire is a full time specialist  primary school teacher living in Chambéry, France. 

Associate artists 

 

Haïm Isaacs

Artist
 
Haïm is a bilingual (French / English) American singer, musician, composer and writer who is based in Paris, France. Haïm has been working with the company since 2004, initially as the company voice coach, Haïm now hemps us to develop the musical aspect of our shows,  helping us to develop our own particular mix of voice,sond, sound and movement. 
 
 

Indiana Ballan

Actress
 
Indiana is a bilingual (French / German) actress based in Germany. Indiana joined us in 2007 playing the role of « Grandma » in the « George and the magic potion » lecture , with a library tour supported  by « Savoie Biblio » in the Savoie and Haut Savoie areas. She also plays the role of Nuigi in «the Inseparables ». 
 

Sandrine Lebrun-Bonhomme

Actress and singer

 
Sandrine is a multi disciplined artist (Soprano singer, painter, designer) who has been regularly working with the company since 2004. She played the role of  « Isabella » in our very successfully bilingual musical comedy « The Enchanteurs » (five tours in Britain from 2004 – 2007).
 

Yannis Sauty

Artiste

 

Yannis has been helping the company since February 2016. He helped create the music for The Mitten. 
Based in Annecy, Yannis is a talented musician and composer.

 

Associate technicians 

 
 

We work regular with the technicians :  Laurent Eveque-Mourroud , Gilles Viret and Christophe Thivillon , all freelance technicians.


 
 
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