author, director, actress
Mother writer, great-grandfather an academician, father a clown and circus director, grandmother administrator of the Renaud-Barrault company, my childhood was spent with sets, books, stage sets, theatre rehearsals, texts and music, originality, imagination and classicism.
I joined the school of the rue blanche, the ENSATT in 1985 and two years later, I obtained my BTS diploma and was hired to play in Schiller's Don Carlos at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris and at the Cloister of the Carmelites in Avignon.
In 1988, I wrote my first feature film script for the cinema: La Veillée (The Van Gogh Passion), directed by Samy Pavel with Jean-Pierre Lorit, Irène Jacob, and Mathieu Amalric. I also play the role of one of Vincent Van Gogh's sisters.
In 1999 I directed my first production of a Doll's House, from Ibsen in Cyprus (Paphos) where I also play the role of Nora. From 2000 I play both for cinema and television in many films and TV movies: La vie moderne directed by Laurence Ferreira Barbosa (cinema), La place de l'autre by Roberto Garzielli (Arte), Ma Caméra et moi by Christophe Loizillion with Julie Gayet. At the same time, I became a songwriter, took part in Francis Cabrel's Rencontres d'Astaffort and opened for Vincent Delerm with five selected texts. I win a SACEM prize for the song L'inspiration.
In October 2006, creation of the Annaël Company.
I also write about fifty songs with composers such as: Daniel Mille, David Hallyday, Enzo-Enzo, Jean-Max Rivière, Rolland Romanelli, Frédéric Norel, Raphael Bancou, François Bréant, Frédéric Fresson, Alain Goldstein, Edouard Ferlet, Emmanuel Binet...
In 2015, I decided to start writing about Niki de Saint Phalle following the exhibition at the Grand Palais dedicated to the artist. I give a short version of the show as part of the Festival of short plays at the Théâtre Berthelot in Montreuil. In 2016, we begin an artistic collaboration with Marcelo Zitelli, an Argentinean and active member of the Niki de Saint Phalle Foundation who was also his personal collaborator for some fifteen years.
In conjunction with the Théâtre Plateau 31, the Annaël company obtains a residency grant from the DRAC Île-de-France for a first twelve-day work at the Théâtre de Gentilly, following which we give three performances that lead to the pre-purchase of the show at the Théâtre du Ranelagh. On March 12, 2017 we have a full house with the show at the Théâtre du Ranelagh (300 seats) as part of the Encounters with Schizophrenia. In April 2018, the company decides to perform at the Avignon Festival supported by the Niki de Saint Phalle Foundation. The show was a great success with the public and following the festival, a tour is organized in 2019 all over France. A film script about Niki de Saint Phalle is currently being written.