Sophie Mayeux studied at ArtEZ Dance Academy Arnhem and Ballet du Nord in France. She creates pieces with an intense and a-typical physicality that is sometimes seen as ‘non-human’. Her hybrid creations are at the borderline between dance and theatre. She is inspired by the boundaries of the ‘real’ body and all the different ways the human body can transform. She explores these processes by researching movement and objects, like rescue blankets, with which se creates fantastic shapes. In 2016 she won the Choreography Award at the ITs festival for the short version of Die Verwandlung. Sophie Mayeux is choreographer at De Nieuwe Oost, and is accompanied by the Junior Ballet of the company Les Nouveaux Ballets du Nord-Pas de Calais.