“I don’t know yet if I will make it my job but if the opportunity arises I think I won’t hesitate”. At 13, Manon Dessauvages is a serious and somewhat reserved young girl who takes eight dance lessons a week in Vannes. But when she puts on pointe shoes, she transcends herself. Admittedly, she already dances very well and her technique acquired over five years with Martine Gicquello is solid. But what makes the little extra about this passionate young person is “that she literally lives her dance. Manon is an artist,” underlines Adeline Guillemot-Jégat, one of her teachers.
An asset that undoubtedly made the difference among the many candidates for the top-of-the-range internship at the Princess Grace of Monaco Academy. “The selection was made on video and a cover letter,” her mother proudly explains.
Only thirty trainees for this international meeting
Result Manon is one of the youngest of the thirty lucky people from around the world who could take advantage, this summer for a week at the end of July and at the rate of eight hours of dance a day, of the precious advice given by renowned teachers and choreographers from the Monegasque dance academy. Undoubtedly one of the most prestigious in the world. A scene mixing all the disciplines classical, jazz, contemporary, and which will lead to an audition. A good student in college, Manon also took part in a sewing course at the Cendrillon workshop in Paris to explore the world of stage costumes, and secretly hopes to be selected to continue the adventure. Leaving his family does not scare him.
Another satisfaction for the Compagnie des Chipies, Yann Le Guernevé, who turned 15 last May, has just been taken to the Nantes conservatory.