Associate artists

Five artists are now CN D associate artists, with access to spaces, resources and assistance to help with their personal creative projects and enable them to accompany the CN D in all its various activities: publications, training, artistic and cultural education, programming.


Volmir Cordeiro

Born in 1987 in Brazil, Volmir Cordeiro firstly graduated in theater and worked with the Brazilian choreographers Alejandro Ahmed, Cristina Moura et Lia Rodrigues. Volmir Cordeiro graduated in 2012 from Essais, Angers Choreographic Centerʼs experimental dance training, with Céu, a much-regarded solo work that extensively toured European and Brazilian dance festivals, and he is now working on a PhD thesis on the figures of marginality in contemporary dance. Volmir Cordeiro has performed in the projects of Xavier Le Roy, Laurent Pichaud, Rémy Héritier, Emmanuelle Huynh, Jocelyn Cottencin et Vera Mantero. In 2014, he created the solo Inês, and in 2015, the duet Epoque with the Paris based chilean dancer Marcela Santander Corvalán. He has just closed a first cycle of his work, made of the three solos : Céu, Inês and Rue (created in october 2015 at Musée du Louvre, in collaboration with FIAC). Volmir Cordeiro was the associate artist at Ménagerie de Verre in 2015 and since 2017 is associate artiste at Centre National de la Danse (CND - Pantin). Volmir regularly teaches in choreography courses such as Master Exerce in Montpellier (France), or Master Drama in Gent (Belgium).

La Ribot

La Ribot, a dancer, choreographer and visual artist, appropriates the various materials that come within her reach with exuberant energy. The series Pièces Distinguées, begun in 1993, has constantly branched out in all directions, breaking down the rigid boundaries between spaces and disciplines. She has worked in museums like Tate Modern and for the Ballet de Lorraine, as well as with Mathilde Monnier on the work Gustavia. In 2000, she embarked on a video project based on the ‘operating body’, offering a dizzying array of contradictory sensations, exemplified by Mariachi 17.


Noé Soulier

Born in Paris in 1987, Noé Soulier studied at the National Ballet School of Canada and PARTS in Brussels. He received a master degree in philosophy at La Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and took part in Palais de Tokyo’s residency program: Le Pavillon. In 2010, he won the first prize of the competition Danse Élargie, organized by Le Théâtre de la Ville in Paris and Le Musée de la Danse with the trio Little Perceptions in which he started an ongoing research on ways of defining movement. With the solo Movement on Movement (2013), he dissociates gestures from speech to question how they collaborate to create meaning. In 2014, he explored the syntax of ballet vocabulary with Corps de ballet for the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine. In Movement Materials (2014) and Removing (2015), he develops further the research initiated with Little perceptions on the perception and interpretation of movement. In October 2016, he publishes Actions, mouvements et gestes, a choreographic research that takes the form of a book, with the press of the Centre national de la danse.

Ana Rita Teodoro

The Portuguese Anita Rita Teodoro has a master’s from the CNDC in Angers and the Université Paris 8, where she began her project Délirer l’Anatomie. Tatsumi Hijikata’s buto has provided a realm of intense artistic exploration: she has received the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation ‘Aperfeiçoamento Artistico’ grant to study with Yoshito Ohno and received the Aide à la Recherche et au Patrimoine en Danse from the CN D in order to continue her research into the Buto Studio. She has studied the body through anatomy, palaeontology and philosophy with Sofia Neuparth at the C.E.M (Centre En Mouvement), and through qigong at the School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Lisbon.

She has choreographed the pieces MelTe, the series Délirer l’Anatomie – Orifice Paradis & Rêve d’Intestin and Plateau & Pavillon, and Assombro (Fantôme Méchant). She has collaborated on a variety of projects with such artists as Marcia Lança, Laurent Pichaud, João dos Santos Martins and Marcela Santander Corvalàn.




Fanny de Chaillé, whose company is based in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, works with the CN D team in Lyon to devise training and residency projects, as well as on creative collaborations with regional organisations.


Fanny de Chaillé

In parallel with her university research into sound poetry, Fanny de Chaillé works with choreographers and directors like Rachid Ouramdane, Emmanuelle Huynh, Alain Buffard, Gwenaël Morin. Since 1998, she has been creating installations, performances and choreographic works. She was associate artist at the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale from 2010 to 2012. In 2013, she was a guest at the Nouveau Festival at the Centre Pompidou, where she created the La Clairière with the stage designer Nadia Lauro. During residencies in Chambéry, she created LE Groupe in 2014, CHUT in 2015 and Les Grands in 2017.