Position: Head of the Contemporary Dance Program
Affiliation with organization: 2020 – Present
Years active at YAGP: –
A native of France, Mathilde Gilhet began her training at the Ballet du Nord (France) before joining the Centre Choreographique National of Carolyn Carlson (France).
She danced professionally with the Ballet Junior de Geneve (Switzerland), FluxFlow Dance Project (USA), Alias Company (Switzerland), Teatro Nacional Sao Carlos (Portugal), The French Embassy in Portugal, Quorum Ballet (Portugal), and is currently freelancing in Vancouver.
In addition to her dance career, Mathilde is the Associate Artistic Director of On Board(hers) a dance project presented in 2019 at the TEDx Talk and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus (Ohio), and an international judge for dance competitions.
As a dance instructor, Mathilde worked with dancers of all ages and levels (professional dance companies, pre-professional dance schools, international dance courses and competitions) as well as all different body abilities and origins in 7 different countries (including Portugal, the US, Canada and France). For the past two years, she worked as the Head of the Contemporary Dance Program at FLUX + FLOW Dance and Movement Center in Columbus, Ohio and in 2019, Mathilde joined the Arts Umbrella faculty.