Monica Gillette completed her dance education in the USA and then worked as a dancer in the field of contemporary dance, first in the USA and from 2007 in Europe. From 2009 she worked as a dancer and choreographer at the Theater Freiburg under the direction of Barbara Mundel. There she was part of the dance ensemble pvc (physical virus collective), which besides working for the stage developed projects in urban space and participative dance projects. In 2017 Monica Gillette and Yasmeen Godder received the Shimon Peres Prize from the German Foreign Minister for the artistic direction of the German-Israeli dance and science project Störung/הפרעה. Monica Gillette currently works as a dramaturge and mentor for Migrant Bodies - Moving Borders, an international project dealing with the development of dance practices for a more inclusive society. At the same time she developed two dance productions together with Gary Joplin at the Theater Freiburg with people living with cancer: Die Krone an meiner Wand  and Grenzland which will premiere in 2019. During the 2018/19 season she will work as a choreographer in the production Lehrer*innen at the Schauspielhaus Bochum.

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