About me

My name is Caroline Lecoupé-Grainville, I am 39 years old, I hold the State Diploma of Classical Dance Teacher and a Master of Science in Management. I have been teaching dance since 2011 to amateur students of all levels, from complete beginners to advanced.

Dance is a living sensation that I share with you as part of a benevolent and disciplined teaching, with kindness and your best interest at heart. My classes follow the tradition of French ballet, adapted to amateur students. I take care to balance my teaching between technique and artistic expression. I transmit many explanations so that my students become autonomous and have access to a real understanding of their gesture.

In the summer of 2022, I had the honor of being a member of the selection jury for the Prix d’Europe , an international music and dance competition. On this occasion I gave masterclasses to help the candidates in their preparation.

In 2022, I designed and shot with professional dancers an educational program for students aged 3 to 10.

Since 2021, I have been a lecturer (masterclass, internships, conferences) for the AEAFC , Association for Artistic Exchanges between France and China , classical dance teaching program in China.

In 2021, I led a university training for future dance teachers, on the theme of dance pedagogy for amateur students.

From 2019 to 2022, I am a classical dance teacher at Les Pas Sages dance school in Paris 9th.

In 2015, I created the dance school La Belle Etoile in La-Celle-Saint-Cloud (Yvelines). Up to 110 students in ballet and jazz with annual gala.

Since 2013, I have been a member of the Association Française des Maîtres de Danse Classique. (French Association of Ballet Masters).

From 2012 to 2018, I was a dancer, teacher and choreographer for the ArtMetiss dance company, ballet and jazz dance. This company mixed the talents of amateur and professional artists, musicians and dancers.

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And even before…

My first dance steps took place around 6 years old. Very young, I felt the need to share and teach dance.

Trained in private lessons, I started my apprenticeship with Jean Golovine, Roxana Barbacaru then Jessica Baumann, Annie Teysseyre, Antonio Alvarado and Anne-Marie Laffont with whom I have been training since 2008. I prepared for the State Diploma with Anne-Marie Laffont, teachers at the Goubé center (Paris) and Cafedanse (Aix-en-Provence).

Independent, I followed many dance courses to absorb the teachings of talented teachers. I was particularly impressed by the great finesse of teaching by Jean Guillaume Bart and Claire-Marie Osta (among others!).

I also do yoga and boxing, and I love a good HIIT session.