Hello, there. I'm Simone.
I love a good coffee, a good Malbec, a good read, a good meal.
I'm an artist, a teacher, a Cancer, a giver, a cat lady, and a really good friend. I speak Spanish and Italian. I've lived in New York, Florence, and Los Angeles. I am a lifelong learner and passionate student of history, science, and philosophy.
But labels and interests aside, I always think the best way to actually get to know someone is to find out what's most important to them- what's in their heart.
So, here's me:
It is far easier to ignore the loss of a dream if one never makes the reach. And to me, it is vital to not only pursue those dreams, but to do so with integrity and purpose. I have never been interested in doing work simply for the sake of doing it. And so, I've taken winding paths to get where I am with intention, honesty, compassion, and care.
When people ask me what I do, I don't always have a straight answer because I do a lot of things. I act, I write, I direct, I dance, I voice, I teach... and all of these things together, make me stronger, bolder, and more creative in my work and in my life. I believe firmly in the power of art and education, and in all of my work - as a writer, director, choreographer, performer, and teaching artist - I strive to build bridges through sacred acts of vulnerability.
I won't give away everything, but that's me by way of introduction.
And since you've made it this far, I'd like to get to know you too.
...So what's your favorite coffee shop in town?
(Oh, and if you were looking for a bio with a rundown of career highlights, voilà):
Simone Tetrault is a writer, director, choreographer, performer, and teaching artist who creates immersive dance theater that fosters a deep sense of community through sacred acts of vulnerability.
Tetrault is the artistic director of Centrifuge Arts, which she co-founded in 2014. With Centrifuge, Tetrault wrote, directed, and produced the company’s first original production Symphony of the Fourth Dimension and was awarded the SciArt Center of New York’s 2015 Biomeditation Grant for further development of the play. Under Tetrault’s direction, Symphony enjoyed a sold-out opening run at Access Theater and went on to be performed at FIGMENT North Adams and FIGMENT Project NYC.
From 2010-2015 Tetrault was a faculty teaching artist at the Abrons Arts Center in NYC; she directed and choreographed numerous theatrical productions and adaptations for youth artists as part of the Engagement Program including Into the Woods, West Side Story, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth. Tetrault was a selected participant for Carnegie Hall’s Music Educator’s Workshop in 2014 and 2015.
After moving to Los Angeles, Tetrault developed Monumental History, a devised theater project with high school students centered on identity politics, which premiered at the Japanese American National Museum through ArtworxLA in November of 2017.
In addition to her continued work with Centrifuge Arts, Tetrault is currently on faculty at Temple Israel of Hollywood and the Michelle Danner Acting Studio where she teaches theater and performance. Tetrault is a graduate of NYU with a BFA in Drama.