She trained at the National Dance Conservatory (CNSMD) in Lyon, in parallel with courses in kung fu and clowning. As a performer she works with Annie Vigier and Franck Appertet, and has created several museum-staged performances, notably for the Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale. She was also a dancer-performer for Maguy Marin in 2015, for the reprise of May B. As a choreographer, she began her explorations in 2003 and has since moved between different types of creation: shows, in-situ performances, and a short film; she has also worked on an array of encounters, artistic adventures and collaborations. After her first piece Jane (2003), she worked on a group piece, Histoire d’impressions (2005), followed by Il pleut (2008) and Menteuse (2010). In 2012, she created Façades in collaboration with Florence Girardon (Compagnie Zélid), a performance with residents, staged on balconies. A recipient on several occasions of support from the National Choreography Centre (CCN) in Rillieux-la-Pape/Cie Maguy Marin, she also gained early backing from Maguy Marin and François Tanguy and secured a three-year residency at arts centre RAMDAM (2011-2014). Cécile Laloy settled in Saint-Étienne and founded Compagnie ALS in 2014. Then in 2015 she created Clan’ks, a dance concert containing several pieces of choreography that follow on like songs during a concert. In 2016, Florence Girardon invited her to take part in a new project: Passion(s), based on Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, alongside Maguy Marin, Ennio Sanmarco, Ulisses Alvarez, Pierre Pontvianne, David Mambouch, Philippe Vincent and Eric Pellet. This project prompted her to begin exploring romantic relationships, resulting in a diptych: Duo (2017) and L’Autre (2018), a piece for young audiences. After earning her state diploma in 2013, the choreographer taught at the school of the Comédie de Saint-Étienne theatre, where she coordinated students’ movement work. She has since collaborated with stage directors such as Matthieu Cruciani, Alice Laloy and Pascal Kirsch as movement coach. An associate artist of the Comédie de Saint-Étienne, Cécile Laloy is regularly hosted by RAMDAM, La Fonderie in Le Mans, Le Cube in Hérisson, the Centre Culturel La Buire; and at Format, which promotes dance culture in rural areas.