Solène Weinachter

Solène loves for dance started when she was 5 doing pirouettes (only) on her kitchen floor. Later she formally trained in the regional conservatoire of Lyon and then pursued her training at London Contemporary Dance School where she obtained a BA(Hons) and an MA in contemporary dance and performance. Solène was born in Paris. She formally trained in the regional conservatoire of Lyon to then pursue her training at London Contemporary Dance School where she obtained a BA(Hons) first class degree and an MA in contemporary dance and performance.

Dundee is Solène's home. She first arrived there in 2007 when she worked for Scottish Dance Theatre as a full time member. Solène became a freelancer in 2012. She built two lasting creative relationships with Ben Duke (Lost Dog) and Joan Clevillé (Joan Clevillé Dance and SDT current director). Story-telling, dance and laughter have been in the center of her practice for the last 10 years.

Solène’s freelance path also includes working with Gecko (directed by Amit Lahav), Vera Tussing, Oona Doherty and Rosalind Masson.

As a member of the Work Room and independant dance artist, Solène has been using the space as part of Collective Endeavours, a dance/music collective founded in 2010 with Jer Reid. They are a non hierarchical group of musicians and dancers who are exploring improvised performance in both theatrical and non theatrical spaces.
In December 2018 she was rewarded a week residency to research her skills as a teacher and a dance maker.
In July 2021, Solène was awarded a two weeks residency to start researching her first solo, After All


Residencies