Maxime Fleuriot was born in 1980. Having read French Literature and Language at the Sorbonne, he trained as a dancer at the Centre Choregraphique de Montpellier under Mathilde Monnier. He is now a professional performer and he has been contributing papers about Modern Dance for several years in French specialized journals. He also works as an assistant director in documentaries and as an actor in films of fiction.
French choreographer Boris Charmatz co-founded the Edna group with Dimitri Chamblas in 1992. During his residence at the Centre Nationale de la Danse, Charmatz developed his BOCAL project, a nomadic and ephemeral school, and is now a visiting professor at the Akademie der Kunste (Berlin), where he is creating a new BA dance curriculum for the 2007 academic year.