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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
Vice (2021), "Letters to the Universe" (2020), Through the Looking Glass (2016), and Symphony of the Fourth Dimension (2015), Simone’s work has been featured in SEISMA Magazine, Animal Ethics Review, OnStage Blog, Womxn Artists, and LAFPI’s Women of Fringe series and 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 at the National Women’s Theatre Festival and FIGMENT Festivals. Simone’s 2020 dance short "Letters to the Universe" was presented at the Lacuna Festival in Spain, and her 2021 project New Encounters was supported by the European Commission’s i-Portunus mobility fund, the Volta Festival, and Goethe Institute of London. 

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 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. 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 is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Centrifuge Arts, a founding member of the international directors collective El Encuentro, 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 and Directors Lab Mediterranean. She currently serves on the board of the National Women’s Theatre Festival.

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

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