Photo: Perry Shimon
Theater - Dance - Video - Photography - Production - Graphic Design
Outreach - Events - Management - Web Design
My name is Charline Formenty, I am an artist based in San Francisco, California. Originally from Paris, France, I caught the theater bug very early in life: began performing at the age of 3 and have not stopped since. My stories are cut-and-paste montages assembled from art history and literature, observations of daily life and politics, and the vivid imagery and mythos of my dreams.
I founded my first theater/dance company, Les Petites Portes, in 2000. I was the artistic director, writer and producer of the company, created 10 shows and a short movie over a period of 8 years. After graduating from university Paris III and IESA Paris (2008) with a double degree in Art History and Production Management, I worked for DCA - Philippe Decouflé and Le Cirque du Soleil.
In 2009 I moved to San Francisco, started freelancing as a designer/photographer for companies like Theatre of Yugen, Cirque Noir, Here and Now Dance Company, etc., founded my company Carte Blanche and created Ophelia at Fort Mason Center, le Garage and NOHspace (2013) and Femme Fatale at NOHspace, Ashby Stage and San Francisco International Arts Festival 2015. Worked for 6 years at for SFJAZZ as a house manager, I currently teach dance-theater at the Lycée Français de San Francisco and I am the Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer for Zaccho Dance Theatre.