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SANDRA BOURDONNEC is a multidisciplinary artist.
She speaks fluent english and german.
After more than 15 years of ballet training, Sandra decided to branch out into theater and music. She studied at the renowned drama school Le Cours Florent in Paris and graduated in 2010. She is continuing to improve her vocal technique with lessons from personal singing coaches Leonardo Valazza and Christian Schleicher. Since acting school, Sandra has performed in many plays and musicals, such as “The Break of Noon” by Paul Claudel, “13 Objects” by Howard Barker, “Claire’s Relationships” by Dea Loher, “Rent,” and “Dancing, It’s not a Musical” by Geoffrey Couët. Her friendship with Geoffrey Couët and their shared love for writing resulted in collaborating on a theatrical comedy together: “Bang Bang or the Terrible Day of Résus!”
Enthusiastic about artistic performances in general, Sandra created “Vicistica,” a contemporary tragi-ballet for 11 dancers and 5 actors which was adapted from “Scenes from an Execution” by English playwright Howard Barker. Inspired by this strong experience, Sandra wrote and directed “Looking on an Angel,” a tragicomedy for 8 actors, 3 of whom with Down syndrome. The play was presented for World Down Syndrome Day in Montreuil and in Paris.
Sandra has a growing love for cinema. She wrote, directed and played in her first feature film in 2015: “Let the Wind Take Everything Away.” Due to this experience, she has developed new skills and opened up a new direction for her artistic career. In 2016, she directed a short film “R.E.D.” which has been selected for various festivals. Her most recent short, “The Life of an Ananas,” is currently in post-production.
Sandra has also acted in many short films, including “Les couillus” by Uriel Jaouen, “Crystiania” by Mélodie Grumberg shot in Copenhagen, and “The Handsome Devil” by Lion Fernster shot in Shanghai, and “Rejected” by Filip Piskorzynski in Hamburg. Soon she will be acting in the forthcoming short film by Sarnt Utamachote, to be shot in Berlin.
Also coming up soon (2019/2020), she is to be playing the role of Colette in Ilker Çatak’s second theatrical film.
For several years, Sandra has been developing a career as a voice artist for films, documentaries, animations, and audiobooks. She has become increasingly captivated by this craft.
She is living since 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Since then, she learnt german and gathered more artistic experiences. She is working regularly in collaboration with dubbing studios as a speaker and a singer. Right now, you can see her acting in the movie THE SPOKEN WORD, directed by Ilker Çatak (awarded for the best script and the best acting at Munich Film Festival 2019) but also in the theater Schaubühne in the theaterplay ITALIAN NIGHT directed by Thomas Ostermeier.
*Translation: Bill Peterson