Thierry Thieû Niang

Of franco-vietnamese origin, Thierry Thieû Niang received his college degrees in Educational Sciences after which he taught and worked as psycho- motrician and tutor for young children.
Thierry Thieû Niang studied dance with Renate Pook, Christine Gérard, Carolyn Carlson, Odile Duboc, and Douglas Dunn. Since 1986, he has performed with some of France's major dance companies. He has also worked in theater (Claude Régy, François Rancillac ... ) and film (Solweig Dommartin) as actor, dancer, and / or collaborator.
In 1993, Thierry Thieû Niang began his own work as choreographer, creating his own company and works ranging from solos to performances with thirty children. He has staged recitals for musicians and singers (Jeff Cohen, Carol Robinson, Cathy Milligan, Luis Madureira, Fania, Damon Lee,François Lasserre, Pierre Badaroux, Catherine Delaunay, Bertand Schacre, Tatiana Mladenovitch and Klaus Janek) and as collaborated with painters, sculptors and photographers for perforrnance-exhibits (Richard Deacon, Jean-Charles Blais, Nguyen Cam, Didier Tisseyre, Isabelle Waternaux, Jenny Holzer and Mahi Grand).
Thierry Thieû Niang has given numerous workshops in schools, universities, community centers, art and theater schools as well as museums, (the Louvre and Pompidou Center) for children and adults. He has also written a short story "Càm ôn", published by Le Bord de l'Eau in Bordeaux.
Thierry Thieû Niang received the national Villa Medicis scholarship in 1994 to study traditional dances in Vietnam and, in 2004, the UNESCO - Aschberg scholarship to work in Nairobi, Kenya, with Opiyo Okach Dance Compagny.