The Team

Sandrine creator interpreteSANDRINE was born in France where she started dancing at five years old. She attended the prestigious Rosella Hightower Dance School in Cannes. A gypsy at heart she traveled from one country to another to study new ways of interpreting her art. Then twenty years ago she fell in love with Montreal and its cultural scene.  From that point on, the North American continent became her home, and the rest of the word her playground.

Sandrine has had the pleasure to work with Cirque du Soleil (Delirium, Kooza, Zarkana, special events), Celine Dion (A New Day), Marie Chouinard (Etude Poignante, The Right Of Spring, The cry of the world, Chopin) and Philippe Decoufle (1992 Olympic Games opening/closing ceremonies) and many other talented friends along the way. Her desire to break new ground brought her to Japan to study with Butoh master Min Tanaka and back home to Canada to study clown with John Turner, Francine Cote and bouffon with Karen Hines. Filled with that knowledge she felt the need to create her own work, which gave life to the character “Little Lady”, a personal reflection on years of life in Las Vegas.

John Turner head shot directorJohn Turner is a Performer, Clown, Teacher, Director, Creator. He is the Artistic Director of The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance, a unique facility for research, training, creation and performance in all areas of the performing arts. He is also the Co-Artistic Director and the “Smoot” half of Mump & Smoot, the award-winning clown duo that have been a hit in major regional theatres from coast to coast for the past 25 years.

Miriam Cusson creative consultantMiriam Cusson is an actor, writer and director. She is presently Co-Artistic Director of Les Productions Roches brûlées, Literary Advisor for Les Éditions Prise de parole. She is also Associate Artistic Director of the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance.
Paolo A Santos videoPaolo is a filmmaker who created video projections for Celine Dion, Le Capitole de Quebec, Festival International de Nouvelle Danse, Encore Dance Festival and Inhabitants Project to name a few. He has also produced numerous show reels for performers from Cirque du Soleil, as well as music videos for Canadian and Parisian song artists.

Yves Frulla musicA versatile musician with a background in classical piano, Yves has been working as a keyboard player for Celine Dion for the last 23 years touring with her worldwide. He has also travelled extensively with renowned Canadian artists like Sass Jordan, Julie Masses, Sylvain Cossette, Laurence Jalbert and Claude Dubois.

Nelly Rogerson costumeNelly’s career in costuming started during her college years when she did and internship at Western Costume Co in Hollywood. Then she headed the costume department at Six Flags Magic Mountain. After moving to Las Vegas, she worked with Celine Dion, Elton John, Bette Middler, Rod Stewart, Cher, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and many others.
marie laure larrieu head shot costumeBorn in France, Laure has been living in Montréal for the past 10 years. She is the fashion show Make-Up Designer for Matrix, Redken and, L’Oréal. She also worked in costuming for Club Med and in film productions such as Funky Town, Fatal Bazooka and Lac Mystère.
jean-sebastien gagnon head shot accessoiristeJean-Sébastien joined Cirque du Soleil’s Props forces and became the strategic link for more than 16 shows worldwide. He developed the new Stage Props for Kooza, which he then toured with for over 2 years. He repeated the experience with Totem, a much heavier production. Jean-Sébastien was born in Sherbrooke, Canada.
elisabeth lehoux head shot make upBorn in Montreal, Elisabeth has a bachelor in Visual Art at the UQAM. She studied with great masters and has not stopped working for the past 20 years. Her passion brings her to create makeup for many characters for Cirque du Soleil as well as for independent artists around the world.
Bachelor in Translation from the University of Montréal, Anick started her career in various translation offices in Montréal. She then oriented her career towards Marketing, producing first the souvenir programs for Cirque du Soleil and then coordinating the marketing activities for the Casting Department in the same company. Now in Las Vegas, Anick has rekindled her original passion, teaching French, translating and rewriting for various private clients.