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Simone Tetrault is an Asian-American writer, director, and creative producer who tells stories about power, responsibility, and resilience.

Drawing equally from postmodern dance-theatre influences and her classical ballet roots, movement is often at the center of her experimental performances and films. Through the interplay of metaphysics, poetic expression, and scientific fascinations including astrophysics, neuroscience, and the future of technology, Simone’s work seeks to build bridges and ultimately explores what lies at the core of human existence in performances filled with gravity, humor, stage magic, and love.  

The creator of Unsettled (in development),
Vice (2021), "Letters to the Universe" (2020), Through the Looking Glass (2016), and Symphony of the Fourth Dimension (2015), Simone’s work has been presented at NYC’s Abrons Arts Center, Access Theatre, and THEATERLAB, in Los Angeles at Griffith Observatory, Japanese American National Museum, Zephyr Theatre, Odyssey Theatre, and DURDENANDRAY, and nationally in the US at the National Women’s Theatre Festival and FIGMENT Festivals. Simone’s 2020 dance short "Letters to the Universe" was presented at Lacuna Festivals in Spain. Her writing has been published by Level Ground and Universitat Pompeu Fabra's Animal Ethics Review and her performing arts work has been featured in SEISMA Magazine, OnStage Blog, Womxn Artists, and LAFPI’s Women of Fringe series. Her ongoing project Unsettled which began development in 2022 has been supported by the European Festivals Association, Creative Europe and Goethe Institute.

Performance highlights have included dancing as a soloist in Urban Ballet Theater's Nutcracker in the Lower, starring opposite Academy Award Nominee Leslie Browne in Nagisa Kodama's short film "Valentine," originating the role of Erna in The Clearing's award winning production hOMAge, and voicing numerous audiobooks for Audible, Inc.

Simone is a masters degree candidate in International Studies in Media, Power, and Difference at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, where she has studied communications ethics in media and the arts with a focus on the influence and impact of new media and technology on the global representation of marginalized groups, children, and non-human animals. Simone holds a BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch and certificate in Executive Leadership from Yale School of Management. Through IDC Professionals, Simone has studied the principles of intimacy direction with a focus on the interplay of power dynamics within academia and methods for creating consent-forward classroom settings. She was a 2023 Theater Producers of Color cohort member.

Simone is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Centrifuge Arts and a proud member of SciArt Initiative and Contemporary Performance Network. Simone has been a selected participant for Carnegie Hall's Music Educators Workshop, Creative Capital Summer Intensive, and Directors Lab West and has been a presenter at LA Women's Theater Festival, The National Women's Theatre Festival (US), and Directors Lab Mediterranean. 

To learn more about Simone's studio, reach out here.

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