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Anne-Gaelle Thiriot

co-director of Exit Map

Dance and Performance artist, teacher and choreographer


Anne-Gaëlle is an independent dance artist based in London and, since late 2020, in Marseille. 

She is interested in the potential of movement and architecture to create and bring communities together, and is hungry for bodies and non-hierarchical ways of working. 

These days she is creating work through investigating the notion of Public Intimacies (how to create intimate collective experiences in the public space, given the current climate), and ways to engage with, enliven  and embody the archives of Contact Improvisation (namely the Contact Quarterly revues). She mainly works through collaborations.


Anne-Gaëlle graduated from Trinity Laban in 2008 and continued learning with great release and Contact Improvisation teachers, travelling across Europe (Michal Mualem and Giannalberto De Filippis/Sasha Waltz and Guests, Jeremy Nelson, Simona Bertozzi, Didier Silhol, Kirstie Simson, Julyen Hamilton, Lisa Nelson, etc.) and teaches CI since 2011. In 2016 and 2018 she worked with Nancy Stark-Smith on GLIMPSE, a research and performance project of the Underscore in the USA. 


She is a certified choreologist (specialist of Laban-based contemporary theory and practice) and has been a guest lecturer for Trinity Laban, Roehampton and Winchester University.


A dancer, teacher, facilitator and choreographer, she presently works with Andrew Graham (L’Autre Maison), Mathilde Monfreux, Compagnie Libertivore and Eric Minh Cuong Castaing, and also organises the project Le FIL: Training & Open Studio in Marseille, with fellow dancer Julien Dégremont. Among the artists/companies she has collaborated with in the UK are Joe Moran, Simonetta Alessandri, Laura Doehler, h2dance, Annie Lok, Tara D’Arquian, Dirty Market Theatre, Lisa May Thomas, Laila Diallo, Noa Zamir, Charlotte Spencer, Jay Yule, Petra Söör, Akshay Sharma, and Candoco Dance Company. Her personal work has been performed in UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Chile, Iraqi Kurdistan and Germany

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