Jean-François Gilède

A native of Toulouse (France), Jean-François Gilède joined the Figaro and Co company at an early age, where he danced, sang and acted. He took part in some twenty shows with professional artists, before obtaining his first contract with the KalioPthalie company.
At the age of twenty, he discovered contemporary dance through choreographic laboratories. He went on to study communication and performing arts in dance and circus at the Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès. Fascinated by the body and movement research, he joined the dance department at UQAM (Quebec, Canada). The following year, he joined the Atlantique Ballet Contemporain de La Rochelle (France) before perfecting his skills at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (Québec, Canada). Cultivating a genuine interest in well-being and the body’s biomechanics, he also trained as a yoga teacher.
Curious by nature, he never ceases to diversify his practice through various workshops: theater, clowning, ballroom dance, traditional dance, circus, meditation and more.
An interdisciplinary artist, Jean-François’ work as a creator and performer revolves around theater, clowning and contemporary dance.
In parallel with his artistic practice, he works in a variety of fields that nurture his approach, such as cultural mediation, show management and venue management.


Photo: Julie Artacho

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