Team

Team

Cécile Bellan

Following her training in English and French as a foreign language,  Cécile meets Jo Martinez and Florence Meurisse, newly installed at La Grainerie in Balma in 1999. Along with working on the development of companies, notably at the international level, she participates in the structuring of the Acolytes production house. 
Along with her involvement with the companies, mainly as one responsible for distribution, she is involved in the union dedicated to the circus sector.     

Véronique Dubarry

After a brief time in health services, she moves over to the cultureal sector after a general program in management. She then works as an administrator in various companies: puppets, dance, theater as well as in festivals… 
Since her arrival at Acolytes in 2009 as production director, she has worked at raising both the recognition and the visibility of circus arts.

Muriel Dutrait

Her studies in history and art history led her to Sardinia where she studied the history of pirates in the Mediterranean. Piracy having not revealed itself as to best road to a fortune, Muriel decided to get involved with other types of artists.   
She then moves to Paris where she works during a decade with the teams of the festival Onze Bouge, A Suivre productions/Pais Face Cachée and d'Art'R, a travelling factory for street arts.  As production manager (or "Swiss knife") she is involved in several projects and events, both large-scale and more intimate, often created in-situ, in public spaces, all of them human and artistic adventures.   
Upon arriving in Toulouse, Muriel meets La Grainerie then comes on board at Acolytes to pursue new adventures. 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanina Montiel

Following various experiences in different cultural environments -  Maison de la poésie in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (78), Ferme de Bel-Ebat (78) – she opts for a commitment to companies in order to be involved up close with artistic creation and its specificities. 
Starting out as public relations officer for the company  Vertical Détour,  she moves on to production and distribution for several contemporary circus companies   (cie Timshel, cie Toron Blues, Collective du Biphasé…).
She is currently working as a production administrator for the company Le Grand Raymond, along with her work at Acolytes.

 

Estelle Saintagne

A theater enthusiast, she studies live performance, then cultural policies, in Paris.
At the end of her studies, she will serve as production manager or "guardian angel" at the Avignon Festival, then as administrator  (Compagnie Le Grain-Théâtre de la Voix). After several trips abroad, she joins the cultural service of the Institut français in Rome for two years.
With one foot in France and the other in Italy, she coordinates the France-Lille Europe Pavillion for Lille 3000 in Milan during the 2015 Universal Exhibition.
She takes on distribution with Acolytes, and thanks to her Italian experience, serves as the advisor for that territory.