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Hometown

France, Paris

Bio

Originally from Paris, Marion Pigeard started dancing at the age of 12 studying modern jazz, tap and musical comedy. At 18 she discovered salsa and other latin dances (salsa, bachata, merengue) and since 2003 she has taught salsa lessons near Paris.

In 2004, Marion found Forro through various different Brazilian partnerships. From 2006 after completing her training, Marion began traveling regularly to Brazil and created a partnership with Marinho Braz, the famous University Forro style dancer from Rio de Janeiro. In 2006 she went on to create the association ´Le P´tit Bal Perdu´ which diffuses a culture of couple dancing, organizes lessons, evening events and the Forro Festival Ai que Bom which took place in Paris between 22nd and 25th of April 2011.

Today, Marion teaches lessons at the Kim Kan School of Dance in Paris and organises dance programmes in France, Europe and Brazil to diffuse as widely as possible the culture of Forro.