Karine Seneca

Born in Cannes (France), she trains at the “ Centre de Danse Rosella Hightower” where she gets in 1989 her Baccalauréat , and also the first price of the dance conservatory of Cannes and the first price of the dramatic art .
The same year, she joins the Basler ballet (Suisse) under the direction of Heinz Spoerli .
Two years later she follows him at the Deutschen Oper am Rhein (Germany) as a soliste where she stays for 5 years.
In 1996, Heinz Spoerli takes the direction of the Zürich Ballett (Suisse) and invites Karine to join the company as a Principal dancer .
During 8 years she will have the chance to work with famous choregraphers like: William Forsyth , Jiri Kilian , Hans Van Manen , Nils Christe , Twyla Tharp , Mauro
Bigonzetti. ..
In 2004, she joins the Boston Ballet (USA) under the direction of Mikko Nissinen as a Principal dancer .
She will dance the lead role in ballet like: Romeo and Juliet , Cinderella , Giselle , La Sylphide , Summer night dream , Swan lac , Carmen, Nutcracker , Paquita , Raymonda , Don quichotte , Sleeping beauty , Pulcinella …
She works with many choreographer like: Christopher Wheeldon , J orma Elo , Mark Morris , Val Caniparoli …
In 2008, karine joins the Staatsoper Hannover (Germany) under the direction of Jorg Mannes as a Principal dancer .
He creates many roles for her in ballets like: Dangerous liaisons , Madame Bovary , Alice in wonderland …
During all her carrier, she has been part of many “ tournée ” around the world. She was invited to many Galas , and “ guest artist ” in many companies.
She is playing the lead role in Cinderella choreography from Heinz Spoerli which was output in DVD and diffused on Arte France, Mezzo, Bel Air Média.
She also had the joy to dance ballet from: George Balanchine , Auguste Bournonville , Nijinska , Fokine , Antony Tudor , John Cranko , Rudolf Noureev , Nijinski .

From 2004 until the end of her dancer career, Karine has been part of the creation of M&COMPANY, as dancer, assistant and co-director with her partner Mateo Klemmayer . The company was invited in Europe and United States.During her career she also had the privileged to work with Sorella Englund and Maina Gielgud , who inspired her to become a coach.

In her last years Jorg Mannes gave karine the chance to start coaching young solistes of the company.
« Karine has a real gift to direct the dancers and make them reach their maximum potential ” (Jorg Mannes)
Karine is perfect for teaching, she has an extraordinary experience and the qualities required to transmit it ” (Mikko Nissinen)
July 2012, Karine stop her dancer career and comes back in France.
In december 2012, she obtains a dispense du diplôme d’état de professeur de danse au Titre de la « renommée particulière »
Since then she starts her new career and become an international ballet teacher .
Guest teacher since 2012 until today in Germany, Suisse, France, Italie and Maroc.
In early 2013, she joined the team of Cristiane Domenici at the Studio Danse / Pilates in Cannes where she taught classical ballet classes and floor barre.
Since october 2013 she becomes co-director of the “ Jeunes ballets Marocains ” with her partner Philippe Vivenot , (Casablanca Maroc).
She gives aswell Master-class, work-shop and stage in different school in Casablanca and in Rabat and at the conservatory of Casablanca .
2014 She is guest teacher at the conservatory of Toulon and at the centre de danse Rosella Hightower à Cannes where she teaches Master-class.
September 2015 begins a collaboration with the Emaa (municipal school of artistic activities) in Théoule sur Mer where she teaches classical ballet
June 2016, she is invited to the Tanz Kongress in Hanover where she gives a lecture telling her experience with the great choreographer George Balanchine .
Every summer, she is invited as a guest teacher and assistant at the Staatsoper Hannover (Germany) for the project “ Think big ”.
Since 2012 until today: jury at different conservatory in France for the “ Ballet diplôme”. Aswell jury in different ballet schools and competitions in Italy and Spain.

Every Easter she is ballet teacher and choreographer at the “ Oster Tanz ” , Staatsoper Hannover.Since september 2015 she is the director of her own ballet school “Ecole de danse Karine Seneca ” in Cannes (France) with her partner Mateo Klemmayer.