A courageous young choreographer, whose singular artistic approach develops a sincere and original message
Luxembourgish Dance Award 2017
A free electron in the dance world
Florence Becanne, Le Jeudi
Simone Mousset trained in London at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the London Contemporary Dance School, and also trained as ballet teacher. She was part of the London Contemporary Dance School’s postgraduate dance company EDge under the artistic direction of Jeanne Yasko, founder of Norrdans dance company, performing works by Sasha Waltz, James Wilton, Tony Adigun, Matthias Sperling, and Rachel Lopez de la Nieta.
Simone has worked with independent choreographers and companies across Europe, including Anu Sistonen, Jean-Guillaume Weis, Igor Urzelai & Moreno Solinas, Dog Kennel Hill Project, and others. She has worked in contemporary, ballet, and folk dance contexts in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lebanon, Oman, and Algeria. She was a permanent member of the Caracalla Dance Theatre in Beirut and choreographic assistant to the artistic director Abdel-Halim Caracalla.
In 2015, Simone completed her MA and the London Contemporary Dance School and started to create her own work. She was mentored by Belgian choreographer Koen Augustijnen at the Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg, and, following her production BAL in 2017, was awarded the Lëtzebuerger Danzpräis / Luxembourgish Dance Award. In 2018 she will be developing a new work, The Passion of Andrea 2 (working title), commissioned by The Place as part of Choreodrome and co-produced by the Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg (LU), KLAP Maison pour la Danse (FR), and CAPE (LU).
Simone teaches ballet and contemporary dance classes as well as choreographic workshops internationally, such as for the International Festival of Modern Choreography in Vitebsk (Belarus), on the Royal Academy of Dance’s undergraduate dance programme, The Place’s youth dance company SHIFT (London), the Novosibirsk State Ballet College (Russia), the Caracalla Dance Theatre company and its school (Lebanon), the Danish National School of Performing Arts (Copenhagen), SEAD Salzburg (Austria), University of Plymouth, Weymouth College (UK), Youth Dance Birr (Ireland), the Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, the Conservatoire de Luxembourg and others. She has also taught on intensive dance courses in Portugal and in the USA, and enjoys working as movement coach with actors and singers.