I am an assistant professor at LRI-Université Paris-Sud 11, part of the LRI HCC (ex InSitu) research team in interaction design, human computer Interaction and interactive arts. I am a choreographer, a dancer and a Laban Movement Analyst. Before my current position, I was a researcher at the School of Interactive Arts+Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, within the MovingStories project. I hold a PhD in Art and Science from University Paris-Sud 11 and the IRCAM-Centre Pompidou and LIMSI-CNRS research institutes. In my PhD, I studied how movement qualities in dance can be modelled, computationally analysed and represented and applied to the design of Human Computer Interaction. I have a MSc from University Joseph Fourier and an Engineering Degree from ENSIMAG in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science and over 20 years of training in ballet and contemporary dance. I recently completed a certification as a Laban Movement Analyst at the Laban/Bartienieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York, USA.
I am interested in bridging scientific and experiential research in the movement based arts to radically alter and affect our understanding of movement, human knowledge and cognition. I have been involved in many art and science projects, collaborating with dancers, visual artists, computer scientists and designers to create interactive installations, dance performances and tools for supporting choreography.