Bio

Ariane started her training by playing Shakespeare on village squares across the Vexin region of northern France. After a preparatory class in Humanities and Social Sciences, she studied at the CELSA-Sorbonne school of communications. She worked as a communications manager for Stage Entertainment France and at the Théâtre Marigny, but the stage was calling and she quickly decided to embark on an artistic career.

Since 2008, she worked as a professional theatre director. She founded La Troupe en Bois company in 2011, and honed her touch for for contemporary work by choosing to stage Beirut Rocks by Israel Horovitz for her first play. The author came specially from New York to see the play, which had never been produced in France. La Troupe en Bois won the Best Play Award at the Fribourg Festival, in Switzerland with this work.

She then directed Château en Suède, celebrating the Francoise Sagan year in 2014 and getting the support of the playwright’s son, Denis Westhoff,

In August 2014, she directed the musical and dance show Love for Sale, a night with Cole Porter, collaborating with choreographer Emma Scherer, guitarist Vladimir Médail and singer Mathilde, recently celebrated The Voice 2015 television show. They created an hybrid show mixing dance, jazz and biopic. Paying tribute to the composer Cole Porter, the show runs through the golden age, from the Roaring Twenties in Paris, to the glamour of Broadway and the Hollywood fever.

In March 2015, she directed the showcase of the musical Oliver Twist at the Théâtre Dejazet. She has also been a member of the jury at the Bajen Foundation for Best Playwright Awards in 2014 and 2015.

Fascinated by the power of the body, she followed the Professional Training at the École du Jeu with Delphine Éliet, a drama class based on physical work. This year, in addition to assisting Dominique Guillo (who has directed Avenue Q  France), she has been leading a collective writing creation with her company.

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