Maud Le Pladec joined in 1999 the ex.e.r.ce course at the National Choreographic Centre in Montpellier, directed by Mathilde Monnier. She then started performing with many choreographers, including Takiko Iwabuchi, Guillermo Bothello, Boris Charmatz, and Herman Diephuis. A desire for collaboration and research is ever present in her work: she created the collective Leclubdes5 with Mickaël Phelippeau, Typhaine Heissat, Virginie Thomas, and Maeva Cunci, has worked with composer Fausto Romitelli for the diptych Professor (which received the prix de la révélation chorégraphique from the syndicat de la critique) and Poetry, Ominous Funk, and Demo with the collective Bang on a can, as well as Democracy with the Ensemble TaCtuS. Her first collaboration with Guy Cassiers dates back to 2015, with Xerse, created for the Opéra de Lille. Since June 2016, Maud Le Pladec has been the director of the National Choreographic Centre in Orléans.
© portrait Peggy Jarrell Kaplan