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. She focused her studies on improvisation, performance and wrote her MA on inclusive practices looking at the politics of disabled and non-disabled bodies on stage.

After five years with Scottish Dance Theatre as a full time member Solène became a freelancer in 2012. Solène's interest is rooted in the connection with the audience. Built on this premise, she developed long lasting artistic relationships with Ben Duke (Lost Dog) and Joan Cleville (Joan Cleville Dance and now Scottish Dance theatre Artistic 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), Troubleyn (directed by Jan Fabre), Vera Tussing Projects and Oona Doherty.

As a member of the Work Room Solène has been using the space as part of Collective Endeavours, a dance/music collective founded in 2010 with Jer Reid. At the present 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 also was rewarded a week residency to research her skills as a teacher and a dance maker.