Sandrine Monin is a contemporary dance choreographer.
Her work transports her audience into poetic and surrealistic atmospheres and creates relatable and emotionally engaging experiences.
Her choreographic signature is visceral, marrying strong physicality, sophisticated technique and human sensitivity. It is built on over 13 years’ experience as a professional dancer around Europe and the UK for renowned company (Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Phoenix Dance Theatre).
She has created works for dance and theatre companies and youth groups. Calyx (Phoenix Dance Theatre) was nominated ‘Best premiere 2017’ in Dance Europe magazine. That same year, she was identified as future leader by One Dance UK’s mentoring programme. Since 2019, she is developing her independent work supported by Arts Council England.
Continuously developing her competences (MA Dance Practice from Palucca Schule Dresden and MA Choreography from Central School of Ballet), she craves for collaborative works with artists of other disciplines.
She also makes a point of nurturing and sharing her passion teaching the younger generation as well as strongly advocating dance in our society.
To empower and connect people through dance and storytelling.
Freelance Choreographer & Movement Director
2015 - current
For dance and theatre companies, youth groups, music videos
Phoenix Dance Theatre, Central School of Ballet, Tutti Frutti productions, Phoenix Youth Academy, Centre for Advanced Training (Ipswich, NSCD, Exeter, Swindon), Northern Ballet Academy, Clearwater Collective, music video
independent project supported by Arts Council England
Freelance dance artist
Dec 2018 - current
Research & Development with Mad Dogs Dance Theatre, DeNada Dance Theatre
Research & Development for independent project "The Shopkeeper Project" supported by Arts Council England
Dec 2018 - current
Contemporary & ballet classes, workshops
Phoenix Dance Theatre, Wayne McGregor, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Scottish Dance Theatre, ACE dance and music, Northern Ballet Academy, Elmhurst Ballet School, James Cousins Company, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Central School of Ballet, Centre for Advanced Training (Leeds, Exeter), York Dance Scholars, Phoenix Youth Academy, Leeds City College, among other schools and colleges
Business & Finance Fundamentals Course
Graduated from The Open University UK
One Dance UK's Mentoring Programme
Selected dance artist recognised as future leaders
One Dance UK’s Observership Programme
Phoenix Dance Theatre
2012 - 2018
Direction: Sharon Watson
Performed in pieces from: Sharon Watson, Christopher Bruce, Itzik Galili, Caroline Finn, Ivgi and Greben, Didy
Veldman, Douglas Thorpe, Ana Sanchez, Henry Oguike, Darshan Singh Buller, Richard Alston, Warren Adams
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz - Tanz Theater München
2009 - 2012
Direction: Hans Henning Paar
Performed in pieces from: Hans Henning Paar, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Christian Spuck, Fernando Melo
Graduated from Palucca Schule Dresden - Hochschule für tanz (Germany)
DANCE II - Dance Apprentices Network aCross Europe
2007 - 2009
Direction: W. Forsythe, W. McGregor, A. Preljocaj, F. Flamand
Young Ballet of Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon (France)
2005 - 2007
Performed in pieces from: A. Nolthenius, Y. Pick, D. Brun, M. Keleminis, F. Lescure, W. Bartkowski
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon (France)
2004 - 2006
Certificate of Higher Studies
Anatomy, Music and History of Dance diplomas
Piece created for Swindon CAT Scheme - Exeter programme
Curtain raiser for Phoenix Dance Theatre Rural Tour with Youth Dance Tynedale
Dark Suit and Lavender Shirt, standing
Piece extracts performed at the Royal Academy of Arts (London)
Choreographic consultant for Clearwater Collective
Piece created for the DanceEast CAT Scheme
Piece created for the Phoenix Dance Academy
Piece created for Masterclass Diploma, a collaboration with the musicians of Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden
What's the rule?
Piece created for the Cartes Blanches Performances in the Pavillon Noir - Aix-en-Provence