Who we are

Who we are

Danse Transition is composed of a General Assembly, an Executive Committee,  an Office and a Grant Awarding Committee, bringing together experts from the fields of dance and professional orientation.

The Committee 

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Anne Papilloud, présidente

General secretary of the trade union, Syndicat Suisse Romand du Spectacle. In addition to her training as a mediator, she is active as an adult trainer in the fields of contracts and social insurances. Co-President of the two pension funds foundations and insurance foundations in the field of culture and representative of the SSRS on various foundation boards.

Virginie Lauwerier, vice-présidente

Association Vaudoise de Danse Contemporaine (AVDC)'s general secretary. Former Deputy director at Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne since 2011, administrator and production manager for Arts Mouvementés/Yasmine Hugonnet and the Compagnie Emilie Charriot. Former professional dancer (1997-2008), holds a contemporary dance teacher diploma (Diplôme d'Etat) and a Bachelor in cultural organisations administration and management. 

Aline Müller Guidetti

Psychologist FSP - psy4work, work psychology graduate, specialised in career counselling and skills management. Director of a private consulting, coaching, career choices and professional transition firm. Amateur dancer and former modern-jazz dance teacher.

Mathieu Menghini

Former director of the Centre culturel neuchâtelois, the Théâtre du Crochetan and the Théâtre Forum Meyrin. Today historian and practitioner of cultural action at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, holder of various mandates in the field of public cultural policies and dramaturgical advisor for Wajdi Mouawad (director of La Colline - national theater, in Paris).

Ivan Pittalis

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Pierre-Emmanuel Sorignet

Sociologist, teacher and research supervisor at Lausanne University. Professional dancer with different contemporary dance companies over the past 12 years including Cie C. & F. Benaïm and CCN Caen/Basse-Normandie Fattoumi-Lamoureux. Author of the book "Danser, enquête dans les coulisses d'une vocation", Edition de la découverte, 2012.

Le Bureau

Sarah Guillermin, secrétaire générale

Former professional dancer and choreographer, holder of a Bachelor degree in Dance Theater at the Laban Center in London. Former artistic coordinator for Le Prix de Lausanne. Previously, she was project manager and dean of professional training "CFC / MPA performer in contemporary dance"  in Geneva, and also coordinator of La Fête de la Danse Valais.


Cristina Martinoni, gestionnaire administrative

Holder of a Master degree in Literature, completed by a DAS in Cultural Management. Administrator in the field of live arts since 2005, she produces, manages and coordinates artistic projects of theater and dance companies with national and international influence. She is also administrative manager and administrative advisor for a number of companies and associations.

Honorary president 

Susanne Jaillet

Danse Transition's founder and president from 1993 to 2010. Susanne Jaillet holds a MBA in cultural, social and environmental management. Corporate management consultant. Former Chief Human Resources Officer at a Computing Company. 

Honorary president - in memoriam

Philippe Braunschweig †

Honorary Chairman and Founder of the International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers (IOTPD), Honorary Chairman and Founder of the Prix de Lausanne, Honorary Chairman and Founder of the Foundation of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Honorary Chairman and Co-founder of the ASD (former Swiss association of dance professionals), degree in physics from the EPFZ, member of the Swiss academy of Technical Science. 

The Grant Awarding Committee

Aline Müller Guidetti

Psychologist FSP-psy4work, specialist in career counselling and skills management. Private counselling office director. Amateur dancer, former modern jazz teacher. Danse Transition's Committee member. 

Ramon Moraes

Human Program Support Specialist at Airbnb, a philanthropic initiative which allows guests to provide free temporary accomodation for people displaced by conflict, natural disasters or illness. BA in International Relations & MA in Leadership and Development, former dancer and Danse Transition Grant recipient.

Gabor Varga

Director of the promotion bureau for performing arts BravoBravo, dancer and choreographer. Gabor Varga was educated in Brussels at P.A.R.T.S. Since 2011 he collaborates with Jozsef Trefeli, with whom he signs two creations. Both have met a large international success with Creature's prestigious Swiss Dance Awards 2017 in category current dance work.