Born in 1965 in Le Creusot, Nathalie Pernette trained as a classical dancer before working for 12 years with Andréas Schmid and then founding her own company in 2001. Her previous pieces are still part of the repertoire. In the course of 18 years and 22 pieces, including six created jointly with Andréas Schmid, she has examined the relationship between dance and matter. In 2011, Compagnie Pernette moved into the dance studio of the Friche Artistique complex in Besançon. Her productions are staged both at major national venues (Théâtre de la Ville, Opéra Bastille, Théâtre de Chaillot, and other publicly funded theatres), at festivals (Biennale de la danse de Lyon, ZAT Montpellier, Viva Cité, Scènes de Rue, Chalon dans la Rue…) and in urban and rural locations, both in- and outdoors.