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Marion was born in Martigues, France. She started her training at the École Nationale Supérieure de Danse in Marseille, before moving on to the École-Atelier Rudra Béjart Lausanne, where she began her professional career with Maurice Béjart’s “Compagnie M”.

Between 2003 and 2015, she was a member of the Teatro Comunale di Firenze, the Ballet National de Marseille, and soloist at the Bern Ballet and the Tanzcompagnie Konzert Theater Bern.

In 2015, Marion founded the Bern-based artistic association UNPLUSH together with Vittorio Bertolli and started to choreograph for the company. Since its creation, UNPLUSH has collaborated regularly with the Dampfzentrale Bern, received the 3 years support of PRAIRIE (Migros Culture Percentage’s co-production model) and was awarded the June Johnson Dance Prize in 2019.

In 2018, Marion completed her Master of Theatre and Performance degree at Bern University of the Arts (HKB). 2019-20,

2019 - 21 she initiated the project “Les promises”, a piece made with teenage women living in the northern districts of Marseille. She works as a dramaturg at festival Urban Dansdagen Eindhoven with the dancer choreographer Johnny Lloyd, as a choreographer for the Cologne Opera House and creates the performance “Body lecture” with the osteopath Camelia Cabrera at the Schlachthaus Theater Bern (Tanzfest 2021 Swiss Dance Awards). She works as a movement advisor for the production “Dear Human Animals” by Daniel Hellmann, creates a series of workshops with the students from the Collège Marens commissioned by the far° - Fabrique des arts vivants Nyon.

2021-22 she joins Artagon Marseille, works on the new creation “Biche“, co-produced by the Dampfzentrale Bern, far° Nyon and the Danse & Dramaturgie program and gives artistic workshops for teenagers in Switzerland and Marseille in collaboration with, amongst others, Triangle-Astérides and FRAEME.