Jean Marc Lebon
Training for Dancers
Jean Marc Lebon was born in Mauritius, and studied at The Rambert academy in London. Followed by engagements with the London Festival Ballet and the English National Opera, Stadttheater Gelsenkirchen, Städtische Bühne Munster, Stadttheater Aachen, Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern, Schauspielhaus Aalen, Mainzer Kammerspiele, Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Staatstheater Mannheim and the Stadt Theater Regensburg. Since 1997, he worked as a freelance dancer and choreographer and dance teacher in Berlin with Howard Fireheart, Shiu Chin Yu, Zen in the Basement, Alex B, Julie Bougard, Livia Patrizi, Tanz Theater Homunculus Wien, Spandauer Freilichtbuhne, Luisenburger Festspiele, Chiaradanza Neaple, Karl May Festspiele. His work for television, film & events includes such companies as Krötzwitzer Beer, 8×4 Deo, Praxis Bülowbogen, Wolffs Revier, Unser Charly, Emil und der Detektiv, Balko, Viktorion Eckstein Production (expo 2000 ), Porsche, Siemens, Volvo, Continental, VW, Wella, Tui, Clarriden Bank, Deutsche Post, Carl Zeiss Jena, Goodwell, Mercedes Benz, choreographer for the Film Rammbock, winner of the Max Ophüls Publics Prize 2010, and best film at the New Berlin Film award 2010. He has worked as a dance teacher at the Berliner School of Acting, Dock 11, Tanzfabrik, Marameo, Danceworks Berlin, Dance Studio La Caminada Berlin, Chiara Danza Naples, Music school Paul Hindermith Neuköln, Montessori Center Biberkor Munich, Berlin Sport Asociation and Institut For Holistic Thinking Tegernsee, Arche Nova – Die Bildung Kultivieren! Kongress Ballet Akademie Göteborg, and the Insitut for Film & Televsion Berlin.
My training is based on various dance techniques such as Graham & Simon, with some influence
from yoga. The focus of the class is on clean and clear execution of the excercises and a good coordination of the breath with movement, and from weight and lightness. At the same time musicality plays a role.