Floriane Laroche

Since the day she was born, Flo was always full of energy and could never stand still. She started dancing at the age of four in a local dance company in the Département of Haute-Savoie, France, where she is from. She danced there for eight years there before joining a theatre company called Les P’tits Brûlins.

Flo always knew that the performing arts were something she wanted to be involved with permanently so she studied film-making as part of her French Baccalaureate which also included Economics, Social Sciences, History, Dance and Philosophy amongst eight other subjects. After obtaining her diploma, her seventeen-year-old self moved to England to study Theatre and Performance at the University of Surrey, where they challenge the understanding of what performing arts can be, and push the boundaries of performance.

She has completed her second year at university and is thrilled to join Candoco for her placement year. "Arts have always been used to challenge society’s comprehension of the world and are - in my opinion - a necessary and effective way of communicating our shared values. Inclusive practice is really important to me as I believe that everyone is capable of doing anything, and that difference is a strength that opens up an unlimited number of possibilities."