Elsa Wolliaston

The dancer, choreographer, and actress Elsa Wolliaston has studied, choreographed, and taught classical dance, as well as improvisation dance and ancestral dances, on four continents. Curiosity, research, and a love for collaborations have been the keywords of her unique career. For the past fifty years, she has travelled the world—from the United States to France, where she settled down, from Africa to Asia, she is that powerful woman who braves the unknown all the better to learn about rites and traditions. Elsa Wolliaston has also worked for the cinema, the theatre, and the opera.

Portrait of Elsa Wolliaston © Fabien de Chavanes