Leïla Bessahli

After studying ballet at the conservatory, Leïla began studying contemporary dance as well. Along with her university studies in letters followed by a year of teacher’s training, she taught dance and worked with many choreographers.
Leïla danced with several contemporary dance companies, among them P. Wolf (Germany) and S. Marcelino; and in works for young audiences with the Théâtre du Paradis. She also began working with collectives working in “non-scenic” spaces, notably with the Man’ok, Astragale, Azimuts, Assolatelier, Rumba des pinceaux, La Torpille companies …

Along with her performing career, Leïla Bessahli offers several pedagogical events ranging from the training of a dancer to creations with audiences, at the Conservatoire National (CNR) in Strasbourg, as a member of the collective "Autrement Dit," the "Trajectoire" program at Pôle Sud, at the Instituts Médico-Educatifs, the Instituts Régionaux du Travail Social, and at schools…

Leïla works at the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine since 2004 and holds the French diploma in Contemporary Dance from the Centre National de la Danse de Paris-Pantin.

Daria Dadun

Born in Bydgoszcz (Poland), Daria studied at the National Dance School in Gdansk. She was the laureate of the 5th National Dance Competition in Poland in 1984, and in 1988 she was awarded the Medal of Leon Wojcikowski as the most promising young Polish dancer of the year. From 1987 to 1990, she was a Principal Soloist with the Ballet of the Grand Theatre of Warsaw, and from 1991 to 2000, she was a Soloist at the National Ballet of Nancy and Lorraine under the direction of Pierre Lacotte, then for the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine with Didier Deschamps. She has performed many important roles in the classical ballet repertory but also neoclassical and contemporary works.

In 1999, after studying at the CND in Paris, she was awarded the French teaching diploma and began teaching at the School of the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine. Until 2010, she taught at the CNR in Strasbourg. She also earned a C.A. as a Classical Ballet teacher at the CNSMD in Lyon, and is certified in Functional Analysis in danced movement (AFCMD) after studying for two years at the CESMD of Poitou Charentes, "Expertise of movement and prevention".

Juliette Mignot

Born in Angers, Juliette studied dance at the CNR of Angers. In 1989 she continued her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Lyon, and was awarded a diploma in 1992.

She danced for three years with the National Ballet of Marseille, directed by Roland Petit, and was then hired by the National Ballet of Nancy and Lorraine in 1995 under the direction of Pierre Lacotte. Shortly after Didier Deschamps became Director of the CCN Ballet de Lorraine, Juliette was named a Soloist in 2001. From 1992 to 2010, she danced in many classical, romantic and neoclassical ballets as well as contemporary works.

In 2001, she earned her French teaching diploma in classical dance and joined the teaching staff at the School of the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine. In December, 2015, after two years of dance teacher-training at the CNSMD in Lyon, Juliette Mignot earned her C.A. as a Classical Ballet teacher.