Patrice Delay

DelayCodirection

Patrice Delay studied dance at Ecole de Danse de Genève, directed by Beatriz Consuelo and joins Ballet Junior de Genève from its very start in 1980. He won a silver medal at the Concours International Méditerranéen and then joined the Royal Ballet of Flanders, directed by Robert Denvers in 1987. He dances as a solosit for many choreographers and noteably in works by Jiri Kylian, George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Hans Van Manen, Nils Christe, Lynn Taylor Corbett, Auguste Bournonville, Flemming Flindt, Rudolf Nureyev, Violette Verdy and Rudi Van Dantzig. He was invited by Victor Ullate to dance with the ballet de la Communidad de Madrid during the season 1990-1991, returning afterwards to the Royal Ballet of Flanders. In 1994 Thierry Malandain takes him into Compagnie Tempy présent which will become Ballet Biarritz – Centre Chorégraphique National in 1998. He tours extensively with these companies to the USA, China, Japan, Taiwan, Singapour, Hong-Kong, Russia, Egypt, Morocco, Guyane, la Réunion and many european countries.
In 1999, he becomes co-director of the Ecole de Danse de Genève and Ballet Junior de Genève. The following year he re-stages choreography for the Grand Théâtre de Genève production "Die entführung aus dem serail".
In 2005 he is invited by DanseSuisse and the Office Fédéral de la Formation Professionnelle to take part in a work group on the subject of the future maturité and higher education dance courses being set up by the Dance project Bern, including later on the CFC Danse/maturité professionnelle.
Patrice Delay has regularly restaged ballets by Thierry Malandain for Ballet Junior de Genève as well as other compnies. For the Prix de Lausanne competition is a member of the selection jury in 2010, 2011, 2012 and was comissioned to organise the 40th anniversary gala in February 2012. That same year, he was appointed member of the federal jury for dance..

Sean Wood

WoodCodirector

Sean Wood trained in dance at Central School of Dance in London, directed by Christopher Gable. He trained in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Dalcroze Eurythmics. In his final year, he toured with the school company.
In 1987 he joined the Royal Ballet of Wallonie (Charleroi/Belgium) where he danced in numerous works from the company repertoire.
In 1989 he joined the Royal Ballet of Flanders (Antwerp/Belgium), directed by Robert Denvers where he danced the classics and works by Choo San Goh, Rudolph Nureyev, Balanchine, Mauricio Wainrot...
In 1995 he then joined the company french choreographer Thierry Malandain, working closely with him on all his repertoire and new pieces, creating many new roles. Sean was part of the team when the company moved to Biarritz to form the Centre Chorégraphique National de Biarritz. With the company he often participated in lecture demonstrations and workshops.
In 1999, Sean retired from the stage and became co director of the international school Ecole de Danse de Genève as well as the school's renound student company Ballet Junior de Genève. Sean teaches Ballet and compositional workshops to the final year professional course students and has the task of rehearsing many of the numerous company pieces for the 2 programmes every year along with the touring programme.
The school was accredited by the state of Geneva in 2010. Students from the Ballet Junior de Genève now work in many of the world's most exciting companies such as William Forsythe, NDT, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Hofesh Shechter company to name but a few.
Sean Wood is regularly asked as guest teacher in companies in Switzerland and courses abroad and was a jury member for the Milan dance competition in 2012.
Before completing his dance training, Sean took a 3 year course in theater design at the Central School of Art and Design in London , obtaining a BA Honours degree. He worked with the National Theater of England and designed sets for a play by Arnold Wesker in Lyon, France. He has designed many costumes for the choreographers working with Ballet Junior de Genève such as Alexander Ekman, Patrick Delcroix, Ken Ossola...
As a choreographer Sean Wood presented a piece "GO4" at the Edinburgh festival in 1999 and created several pieces for the junior company.
In February 2012, Sean Wood was asked to organise the 40th anniversary of the Prix de Lausanne, inviting some of the world's biggest Ballet Stars and devising the evening's programme. He has been a jury member for the Prix de Lausanne's candidate pre-selections for the last two years.
In January 2014 he re-staged "Clash" by Patrick Delcroix for the Baltic Dance Theatre in Gdansk (Poland).
Sean Wood has now started training for his own benefit in Ashtanga Yoga.

Caroline Fujisé

FujiseAdministrative manager

Caroline Fujisé joined our team during the summer of 2016 having been assistant to the director and head of communiction at the a Théâtre de Poche in Geneva from 2003 to 2015.
She has worked in humanitarian agencies such as the Red Cross of Geneva from 2000 to 2003.
Here in the school, her mission will be to assist the codirectors in their various tasks, especially in administration. 

Françoise Philippon

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Françoise Philippon enseigne la danse moderne et jazz, depuis 1978 (dispense du D.E. français en danse contemporaine et jazz en 1989), parallèlement à une carrière de danseuse.

Très attachée à la transmission des techniques et des valeurs de la danse aux jeunes générations, elle fonde en 1986 une compagnie junior de formation en Vendée et en assure la direction artistique jusqu'en 1999. Continue depuis sa collaboration en free lance.

A l'initiative de Brigitte Matteuzzi, elle enseigne à Genève depuis 1988, et co-dirige de 1988 à 1994 «Stepping Out,dance Cie» .

Comme chorégraphe elle remporte plusieurs prix chorégraphiques en France, Italie et Allemagne de 1989 à 2007. Elle reçoit en 2007 la médaille du Conseil Général de Vendée.

Parallèlement elle affine son travail de conscience et maîtrise du corps et développe un concept de barre à terre.
Assure également l’organisation technique et/ou artistique de spectacles.

2ème mandat d'élue locale sur France, membre des commissions communications , culture et jeunesse.
Françoise Philippon est responsable de la section enfants de l'EDG.

DIPgeneve100pxThe Ecole de Danse de Genève is accredited by the Département de l’instruction publique, de la formation et de la jeunesse Service écoles et sport, art, citoyenneté and recieves funding from the République and canton de Genève. 
It is a member of  CEGM and certified Artistiqua .

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