After completing a Master’s degree in applied mathematics at Ensimag (L’École nationale supérieure d’informatique et de mathématique appliquées) in Grenoble and beginning a career in finance as a quantitative analyst, Pierre Godard resigned in 2005 to begin working in theater.
Initially as a technical intern to investigate light, sound and stage, he has subsequently been exploring the field successively as a technician, an assistant lighting designer, a props manager, a stage manager, an assistant director, and a director. He has been in close collaboration with Liz Santoro over the past five years, and their work has been presented by Danspace Project at St Mark’s Church, The Museum of Arts and Design in New York, The Chocolate Factory, Théâtre de Vanves, L’Atelier de Paris – Carolyn Carlson, Centre Pompidou Metz, and ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna. A recent collaboration, “Watch It”, was awarded a 2013 New York Dance and Performance Award, or “Bessie”, in the category of Outstanding Production for a work at the forefront of contemporary dance. Pierre has just completed a Masters at the Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 in Natural Language Processing which he had started with the intention of consolidating the design of new tools for the performance of language-based materials. He recently worked at LIMSI (CNRS Laboratory) on topics related to Statistical Machine Translation.
As of January 2016