OUR TEAM

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Natacha

Director / Improviser

Natacha Muller was born in Melbourne but grew up in different cities in France. She began improvisation theatre at the age of 13 years old in a company called Les Improvisateurs. She was the only teenager in a class of adults. While going through the challenge years of being a teenager, she discovered herself by using techniques from the art of improvisation and made her path through it. 

 

The love of performing came to her as an épiphanie. Expressing herself and her emotions by creating different characters  while being on stage. It clearly became a need for her to share with her friends and family.

 At the age of 20 years old, she decided to deepen her knowledge in drama during her University years and improve her acting and teaching skills by teaching in Primary schools, High schools, associations and hospitals.

 

Whilst completing her drama degree, Natacha was practicing her skills in after schools care and got quickly involved into training adults to work with children, which involved specific art methods known as puppetry, acting, creativity activities.

After 10 years of practicing Improvisation Theatre in Strasbourg, she created with the help and support of two friends her first compagnie , Les Anodins, and started to teach and play in different cities around France. 

 

This experience made her develop and grow her knowledge as a leader and a teacher.

Shortly after, Natacha started to teach ‘self-esteem’ classes via le théâtre d’improvisation in a Management School four days a week over five years.

 

During her spare time, she kept practicing her own acting skills on stage but also by being a member of the Championnat d’Improvisation de la LOLITA of Strasbourg. 

 

Being very passionate about her work, Natacha had decided to get herself out of her comfort zone by moving to Melbourne in 2017 while starting a family. Now mother of one, she is increasingly aware of the value of theatre in her life and is willing to share this with the Australian community.

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Sarah

Musician

Sarah Carso began her musical education at the age of 6, in the Conservatory of Music of the 20th arrondissement of Paris, where she grew up.

 

Following the steps of her father and grand father, both professional musicians, she completed a comprehensive Classical music program, with the double bass as her first instrument, the trumpet as her second, and a wide range of lessons in opera singing, piano playing, orchestra and chamber music practices as well as classical and modern jazz dancing classes.

 

At 14 years old, she got accepted into the Paris National Conservatory as a classical double bass player. At 17, she obtained her Diploma of Musical Studies and started playing professionally with French and europeans orchestras, as well as her own chamber music bands, in venues such as La Salle Pleyel and Radio France in Paris, and touring in Spain and Germany. During that time, Sarah Carso felt the need to diversify her genres of expertise and started studying Jazz, using her voice as her instrument of predilection for a change ! 

 

In 2014, having moved to New York City to pursue a Master in Jazz Performance and Education, Sarah had the chance to work with internationally famous jazz musicians such as Chuck Israel, David Berger, Dennis Mackrel… among others. 

 

After graduating from her Masters, Sarah got hired as the main music teacher at MusiBambino studio, dedicated in multi instrumental educative program for the very young. She will teach up to 20 collective music classes a week for students from 4 months to 6 years old, as well as private instrumental lessons for all ages and levels.

 

Sarah also recorded her own album “Patchwork” as a contemporary jazz vocalist, with her Parisian quintet in 2013, and promoted it through various concerts and festivals in France, the US and Mexico, where she toured. It is available on Apple Music, Spotify and all music platforms. 

The official music video “I remember Clifford” was made in Brooklyn, NY and can be watched on Sarah Carso’s Youtube channel.

In 2017, she founded her own business and created a bilingual multi-instrumental music program, in French and English, dedicated to the artistic collective education and the individual development of the early childhood as well as the primary school students. 

Her “Music in French” workshops have been adopted by many schools in New York, Paris and Melbourne, where she relocated in 2018. 

 

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Sandra

Improviser

Born and raised around Paris, in France, Sandra loves to be an actress and has always loved it. Her mother has a lot of stories of how she always wanted to be on stage from a very young age. She has spent several years in drama class at the Conservatoire but then had to quit acting for medical studies. At University, her natural inclination for acting has helped her to be involved in a lot of presentations.

After several years in medical practices and in public health, she has never forgotten acting. Always trying to follow her dreams, she married her husband in 2015 and decided to come to Australia in 2017.

If her talent has been mostly used for bedtime stories for her children for some time, Natacha has been able to make her dreams come true! Their ideas, energy, and craziness combined are now fuel for incredible improvisations and a lot of great laughs.

After all these years, the stage is still her favourite place to be, and while still working in public health during day time, Sandra becomes an active part of The French Loop for coaching and improvisation shows whenever she can.

Pauline

Improviser

Pauline Calmé is an international teacher, performer and director from France.

She performed in 150+ professional theatre shows (Improvisation, clown, mask, contemporary and classical). From 2013 to 2018, she performed in the successful long-form improv show Le Fauteuil with the company Smoking Sofa. she performed as a clown and physical actress in Requiem for 3 years (2015 to 2017).

 

In 2016, she created and directed Le Fauteuil d’orchestre, a musical and improvised show. She taught, directed and performed improv in 15 festivals (NZ Improv Festival 2017, Improvention 2017, Nelson Fringe Festival 2018, Slovenia Kamfest, and festivals in France).

Pauline studied acting for two years at Armel Veilhan’s theatre school in Paris. From 2015, she mentored by the clown-acrobat Ira Seidenstein (Slava SnowShow, Cirque du soleil, International School for Acting And Creativity in Brisbane).

 

In 2019 Pauline became an official associate of I.S.A.A.C. In France, she is supported by the company Trance Mask France.

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Ingrid

Improviser

Ingrid was surrounded by the Arts from a very early age, due to her father working in the Theatre industry and her mother directing an association with the aim of making art accessible to everyone.

Born in Champagne, France, she started her career in her mother’s association (Noire Pointee), by interpreting a series of Jean de la Fontaine plays and by creating through arts and crafts.

Later, she joined the “Hallebardiers Compagnie” in Haute Marne, which showcased the artistic and cultural heritage of the City of Langres through acting. She quickly became an ambassador of this company and thrived in the entertainment industry.

In 2008, she joined the “Theatre de Besançon” in order to observe and study every single role of the Theatre industry, from on stage to backstage.

In 2010, she joined the “Thea movement” in Paris region (Val de Marne) where she starred in a play written by Joel Jouanneau, in front of a young audience.

Later in the year, she signed up at the “Maison Pop” in Montreuil where she continued to learn more about theatre, music and the Arts. She also ran art & craft workshops for kids.

Since then, she moved to Melbourne, Australia, and kept her career going, by teaching after school art & craft activities, acting with the “Melbourne French Theatre” and the “French Loop Company”.

For Ingrid, artistic activities help elevate the imaginary spirit, ease self-expression, and stimulate children’s creativity.

Kim

Marketing

Born on a tiny French Island called Reunion Island, Kim has been experiencing a lot of activities there, outdoors as well as indoors such as dance, theatre, volley-ball, beach-tennis, surf, rugby and hiking. On an island, you better be an active person in love with the nature or it's not worth it to live there. 

 

She sticked to dancing, especially modern jazz and contemporary dance for more than 14 years, doing a lot of shows, regional and national competitions. She also practiced theatre and improv since her young age with the sister of her dance's teacher. They were both amazing women who taught her the best of theatre and dance! 

She landed in Australia on a working holiday visa with her love for travelling in 2018. She's currently doing a MBA in Business Analytics here in Melbourne. With her marketing background in France, she's part of our team to help us building a better image of The French Loop.

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