Franck Chartier (°1967, Roanne, FR) started dancing when he was eleven, and at the age of fifteen his mother sent him to study classical ballet at Rosella Hightower in Cannes. Upon graduating, he joined Maurice Béjart’s Ballet du 20ème Siècle, where he worked between 1986 and 1989. For the following three years he worked with Angelin Preljocaj, dancing in Le spectre de la rose at the Opéra de Paris. He moved to Brussels in 1994, to dance in Rosas’ production Kinok (1994), and he stayed on, working on duos with Ine Wichterich and Anne Mouselet, as well as in productions by Needcompany ( Tres, 1995) and Les Ballets C de la B: La Tristeza Complice (1997), Iets op Bach (1997) and Wolf (2002). More recently, Franck has adapted Peeping Tom’s 32 rue Vandenbranden for the Göteborg Opera: 33 rue Vandenbranden (2013), and created the choreography for the opera Marouf, savetier du Caire, by Jérôme Deschamps, at the Opéra Comique de Paris (2013). October 1st 2015 marked the premiere of The lost room in The Hague (NL), a second collaboration with Nederlands Dans Theater after Carrizo’s 2013 The missing door.
Franck has been the artistic director of Peeping Tom, along with Gabriela Carrizo, since they co-founded the company in 2000.