© Blandine Soulage
“Beyond the competition, it is necessary to remain true to oneself and respectful with other contestants – you are getting together for a form of art you all share a passion for. You have this common love for dance, a dance that is about meeting and sharing.”
Contemporary coach at the Prix de Lausanne 2020 & 2022
She was born in Metz (France) and began her training at the age of 6 at her Regional Conservatoire.
In 1997, she entered the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et de Danse of Paris.
In 2001, she became a member of Ballet Basel directed by Richard Wherlock where she danced choregraphies from Richard Wherlock, Jiří Kylián, Mauro Bigonzetti or Hanz van Manen.
In 2008, she entered the Ballet de Lyon, directed by Yorgos Loukos.
She worked with Mats Ek, William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Maguy Marin, Jérôme Bel and danced choregraphies from Trisha Brown, Merce Cunnigham, Ohad Naharin,Angelin Preljocaj, Peeping Tom.
This year, she began learning the Benesh Notation at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris.
Since 2019, she switches her artistic career towards choreographic assistance and pedagogical work. In 2020, she obtained her Master’s degree in Benesh notation at the CNSMDP and gives introductory courses in movement notation in regional conservatories.
In 2021 she is called as a replacement ballet mistress at the CNSMDL.
After receiving her state diploma in 2011, she joins the teaching staff of the Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt in 2021 as a classical dance teacher and composition teacher. She teaches master classes of choreographic discovery around the works of M.Marin, J.Kylian, M.Ek and K.Chan.
She has been invited to teach in companies such as the Basel Ballet, the St. Gallen Ballet and the Metz Ballet.
She participated in the 48th Prix de Lausanne as a coach for the contemporary variations of Richard Wherlock and in 2022 for the variations of Kinsun Chan.