Clarisse ROUD, is originally from Switzerland. She is a performer, choreographer and teacher currently based between London (UK) and New York (USA).
After completing the pre-professional training program at Dance Area School (Geneva, CH) gifted by the strong support of Etienne Frey in 2012, Clarisse chooses to dedicate her artistic training to her passion within the London Studio Centre Foundation Course (London, UK - Year 2012/2013) under the direction of Nic Espinosa.
In 2014 she moved to New York to live her American dream, focusing her dance training on some of the most famous modern techniques, contracting and releasing within the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, falling and recovering within the Limón Institute. Clarisse got the privilege to perform some of Limón’s repertory, and saw herself designated to perform There is a Time for War as a Soloist. Clarisse got the privilege to work with choreographers such as Kathryn Alter (USA), Nina Atkinson (UK), Jacqulyn Buglisi (USA), Marikje Eliasberg (NL) Etienne Frey (CH), Diego Funes (USA)
Clarisse is attested by the NYU Steinhardt to teach Limon’s technique principles, and she is certified Mat Pilates Instructor by the Pilates Academy International. She taught and assisted intensives/ workshops in New York and Europe in venues such as Peridance Capezio Center (NY), Studio Harmonic (Paris) and Pineapple Studio (London), as well as assisting Nina Atkinson at Canterbury Christian Church University for their Bachelor in Dance program.
Engrenage her first piece as an independent choreographer was premiered in New York on June 19th 2016.
In 2018, Clarisse created two new works in collaboration with international renowned musician composer Aleph Aguiar :
- Odyssey will be part of Resolution Dance Festival 2019 and will premiere on February 20th 2019 at ThePlace Theatre.
- We are all Astronauts work created for the Youth Ensemble of Peridance (NYC) and will premiere in March 2019 at Salvatore Capezio Theatre.
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