Sacha Plaige – French / Russian

Half French half Russian, Sacha was  part of the French National Ice Dancing team and was training professionally in Moscow when she enrolled in the All Russian State University of Cinematography where she experienced four years of very rigorous training in psychological theatre. She participated in different theatre projects with The Meyerhold Centre alongside several TV and movie projects when she decided to return to Paris to study physical theatre. She is a graduate of Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq and a founding member of award-winning Clout Theatre Company where she is co-artistic director and performer. With Clout she has toured internationally to Germany, Russia, China and Turkey and has been  delivering  workshops on bouffon, chorus work, dynamics of movement, neutral mask and devising theatre. Sacha was a movement teacher at the International Film School of Paris and is about to start an MA in Movement Direction and Movement Teaching at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.  She has a passion for physical prowess whilst seeking a poetic theatricality on stage and is particularly fond of clown. Other recent works include documentary on Peter Brook The Tightrope, Katie Mitchell’s Lucia Di Lammermoor at the Royal Opera House, Pelléas et Mélisande at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and feature film Shapes directed by Roberto Prestia.