François Chaignaud, born in Rennes, graduated from Paris Dance Conservatory. Since 2003, he has danced with choreographers as Boris Charmatz, Emmanuelle Huynh, Gilles Jobin, Tiago Guedes, Alain Buffard a.o. He offers performances and concerts in various venues, at the crossroads of various inspirations – from erotica (“Aussi Bien Que Ton Cœur Ouvre Moi Les Genoux”, 2008) to operetta including hula hoop (“Duchesses”, 2009, created with Marie-Caroline Hominal). He has initiated collaborations with San Francisco drag queen Rumi Missabu, performer Benjamin Dukhan, or cabaret artist Jérôme Marin (“Sous L’Ombrelle”, 2011). In 2012, he was involved in the creation of “Sacre # 197” by Dominique Brun. Also a historian, François Chaignaud has published with the PUR “L’Affaire Berger-Levrault: le féminisme à l’épreuve” (1898-1905). In 2013, he has created a solo, Думи мої - Dumy Moyi.
Since 2005, a steady dialogue between the choreographers Cecila Bengolea and François Chaignaud has given rise to miscellaneous works. Together, they have created six pieces, among them “Pâquerette” (2005-2008), “Sylphides” (2009), and “(M)IMOSA” (co-written and performed with Trajal Harrell and Marlene Monteiro Freitas, 2011).