Agenda

The Studio

The Michael Chekhov Studio is an international centre for training in the performing arts, situated in Brussels at the heart of Europe.  It offers performing artists advanced training based on the organic truth of acting, the radiance of the presence, the mastery of energy and the sharpening of the imagination. It is based on the psycho-physical practices of Michael Chekhov and Lenard Petit. The studio works in partnership with the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio New York.

NATALIE YALON

artistic director, actress, acting teacher

Belgium

First Prize in Drama from the Royal Conservatory of Liège, and a graduate in Philosophy from the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles).  She specialises instage productionand Russian theatrical pedagogics in Russia: in Moscow’s Gitis (the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts) and the Vakhtanghov Institute; her teachers are Vladimir Skoritz, Andrei Droznin, Boris Rabey, Slava Kokorin.  She is also following an intensive training programme at the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio in New York with Lenard Petit.

http://www.studiomichaelchekhov.org/

NATALIE YALON

artistic director, actress, acting teacher

Belgium

CATHERINE DELASALLE

voice teacher, Feldenkrais teacher

France

Songwriter and performer born in Paris. She travels a lot, and has many jobs before starting a career as an ambassador for French songs in Flanders. Alongside her career as a songwriter, she is interested in the voice in all its forms, and participates in many experimental projects. For many years she has been putting poetry into music and writing her own lyrics. The meeting with the Feldenkrais method offers him the ideal framework to develop his experiences, to continue to evolve and to start teaching. She has taught at the Lassaad International Theater School, at the Brussels Conservatory of Music, and conducts numerous workshops and workshops in Belgium and abroad.

http://www.catherinedelasalle.be/

CATHERINE DELASALLE

voice teacher, Feldenkrais teacher

France

BORIS RABEY

stage and film director, acting teacher

Russia

Boris Rabey graduated from The Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) and from the State Institute of Culture, Moscow. Specialization: Directing of the Dramatic Theatre and Performance Pedagogy, under the direction of Maria Knebel (Stanislavski’s last assistant). Artistic Director of the « Masterskaya » Theatre (Moscow).
He has been invited to teach Master Classes and has staged over 30 productions in countries including Russia, France and Belgium.

He has been invited to teach at the Conservatory of Liège and at the Royal International Summer Academy. He regularly teaches at The Russian University of Theatre Arts .

Since 2006, he has directed over 10 serial dramas for Russian TV.

BORIS RABEY

stage and film director, acting teacher

Russia

MARJOLEIN BAARS

stage director, acting teacher

Holland

She works as an actress, clown, playwright, teacher, director, coach and curriculum designer. She is artistic director of tiny hero PRODUCTIONS, member of the board MICHA (Michael Chekhov Association), founder and member of MCE (Michael Chekhov Europe) and Michael Chekhov Center NL (MCCNL) and artistic director of De Stichting Koffer and co-creator at Panassembla.

Marjolein creates original theatre work and gives workshops, master classes and performances in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, England, Italy, the United States, Lithuania, Russia and Australia since 1986. She specialised in the Michael Chekhov acting technique and clowning and has worked this way since 1992. She finished her post graduate studies Art in Society in 2005 and created projects and trainings for artists and people in other working fields (like people living and working with dementia) in which art and society meet and the creative and dramatic principles are applied to empower and to stimulate leadership in people. She loves working with people, questions and obstacles that address creativity, acting, drama and imagination in the broadest sense. The ‘creative indi-viduality’, as Michael Chekhov addresses it, is central in her work.

MARJOLEIN BAARS

stage director, acting teacher

Holland

INBAL YALON

actress, acting teacher

Belgium

Following drama courses at INSAS in Brussels, at the Conservatory in Liège and Leipzig, and at Vassiliev's school in Moscow, Inbal Yalon has been an actress and a stage director for over 15 years. She is also a teacher and a coach for actors. She has worked with numerous stage directors in Belgium as well as in other countries. Having a Master in Linguistics and Foreign Litterature, she also translates litterary works or art-related texts.
Further, she is the co-author of Sex Politex, and the author of “L’histoire ludique et détaillée du Clitoris” (The Clitoris’ Playful And Detailed History), which she stages and plays in Belgium and abroad.

INBAL YALON

actress, acting teacher

Belgium

LENARD PETIT

stage director, acting teacher

USA

Lenard is an actor/director who resides in New York City. He has been working in the the theater for thirty years collaborating with other artists to create original works for the stage , cinema, and television. He has directed plays and performance pieces on and off Broadway and in as well as out of the United States. As an actor he has performed in some works of such notable directors as Julie Taymor, Meredith Monk, Richard Foreman, Ping Chong, and many others. Mr. Petit is the Artistic Director of The Michael Chekhov Acting Studio. As one of a handful of teacher students trained by the original members of Michael Chekhov’s Theater School his knowledge of the technique coupled with his gifts have brought him to be recognized as one of the foremost teachers of this technique in the world.

As a member of the international Michael Chekhov Association, he has been invited to teach Master classes at the Moscow Art Theater, The International School for Film and Television in Munich, Helsinki University, as well as acting workshops in Denmark, Amsterdam, Madrid, Berlin, Zurich, London , Riga, and Irkutsk Siberia. For the past 14 years he has been teaching Chekhov Technique in the MFA Acting program at Rutgers University.

LENARD PETIT

stage director, acting teacher

USA