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La Maison Oakland is very excited to have three new artists in residency over the summer 2017.
Pia Vinson will be creating a choreographic piece at La Maison with four dancers. Pia and the dancers will be in residency at La Maison Oakland from 2nd to 17th of September.
Pia Vinson was born and raised in France where she began her studies in tap dance and ballet at the age of 4 years old.
When she was 13, she enrolled in ballet major at the National School of Tarn where she studied with Dominique Thouroude, Agnès Nolténius and Marie-José Redon among many others.
By the age of 18, she was working for the National Opera of Montpellier as a dancer/mime in La Traviata, Manon Lescaut and other Opera productions.
In 2011, Pia moved to New York City and enrolled in the Professional Training Program at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance with scholarship. There, she focused on developing her own choreographic vocabulary. Her knowledge in Ballet, Modern dance and Tap dance has shaped her movement language, but her passion for Gaga and Voguing highly influences her work and gives her great versatility.
In June 2015, Pia joined the Mark Morris Dance Center as an intern and assistant teacher with the Dance for Parkinson’s Disease Program before relocating to Los Angeles in May 2016.
Pia Vinson’s repertory has been showcased in various venues in France, New York City and Los Angeles. She has shared the stage with the Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Jazz Montréal and Martha Graham Company dancers.
Anastasia will be working a La Maison Oakland all summer continuing her very personal and intense project " Nothing but Light'
Athena will be in residency during July and august 2017 working in collaboration with La Maison Oakland on a very personal and intimate project around sexual abuse in the Bay Area.
MORE ARTISTS OF LA MAISON
Chantelle Pianetta. Danny Sullivan. Drew Price. Kristin Cofer. Manolo Signian. Margaret wingard. Sarah Cecilia