Lionel Amadote

Training - After training in ballet at the C.N.S.M of Fontenay Sous Bois (award: 1st prize), Lionel Amadote studied modern jazz and contemporary with renowned choregraphers (Victor Upshaw, Aline Roux, Jean Guélis).
He has also experienced African dance with Irène Tassembedo).
Professional experience - During his professional career, Lionel Amadote has remained opened to several dance styles, ranging from modern jazz, to contemporary, hip hop and ballet. He has danced for various companies (including Géraldine Armstrong, Béjart…) and participated to several TV shows and musicals. He is demanded as a choreographer in companies Cie Géraldine Armstrong, musicals, TV shows, videos), youth ballets and schools (ten pieces for the youth ballet of Picardie, two pieces for the youth ballets of Corsica, and various choreographies for dance competitions). The variety of the topics explored n his pieces reflects his fertile magination. He s also the choreographer of his own company, la Compagnie Mouvements d’Ames, for which he created ten pieces, which have been played in various theatres in Paris.Teaching
Lionel Amadote is a passionate teacher. He has spent his time transmitting his sensitiveness, his energy and his sense of performance to students from all backgrounds(children,teenagers,adults) and all levels (beginners, intermediate,
vocational and professional). Hey teaches in various schools in France
(The nternational dance studio Harmonic in Paris in Lille and is regularly
invited to give workshops and Master classes in France and abroad. His class builds
on the ballet, modern, jazz and contemporary technique.It begins with a warming-­‐up of joints, continues with the classical pliés exercise,isolations,dégagés,ronds
de jambes/pirouettes, développés, and ends with a dynamic stretch. More specifically, his barre exercises are created to develop the dancer’s sense of
musicality and artistic performance during all the class. Dancers are then given
the opportunity to enhance their sense of space by moving in diagonals for
short dancing phrases. Finally, the class ends with a combination that can explore
various styles (contemporary jazz, lyrical, afro, gospel). The choreography is
always designed to work on a specific theme (musical style, character to perform,
movement quality), to give the dancer an excellent preparation for stage