Just recently settled in Independence, Kansas, Viviane is a yoga instructor and movement coach. With more than 15 years of experience, she has worked as a yoga instructor, actor, dancer, fight choreographer, movement coach, dance choreographer, and movement consultant.
Training in dance, stage combat, aerial, and circus arts, she has danced for Monica Huggins Dance Theatre, Portico Dans Theatre, Tulsa Opera, La Tepes Rouge, Aeriallusions and at the Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival. Viviane has also been seen in productions with the University of Central Oklahoma, The Sooner Theatre, and Oklahoma Movie Makers. She has acted most recently in Captain’s Coat Production of King Lear, at the Hammond Horror Festival’s “Legend Has It,” “Check the Right Box” at Skinhorse’s 24 hour Play Festival 2015, and Non-Prophet South’s “Montana: The Shakespearean Scarface, ” as well as dance productions choreographed by Reese Johansen and Barry Stoneking. Noted choreographic work includes Project Alice, Figaro, Don Giovanni, Carmen, Tongues & Savage Love, and Utopia! She has also taught master classes at University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, University of Alabama’s Druid City Opera Festival, Opera in the Ozarks and Tokyo in Tulsa. Viviane holds a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Viviane was drawn to yoga while performing with dance companies in 2006, and began integrating it into her aerial dance classes in 2012. She began to teach aerial yoga while studying Hatha Yoga and then continued her work after moving to New Orleans. There she built an aerial yoga community within the already strong yoga community of the city, teaching weekly classes and training others to teach after her. She also began to deepen her vinyasa training by participating in a vinyasa yoga certification teaching course. Bringing together the flow of dance with the grace of yoga has been a dream come true. She taught yoga at Swan River Yoga, Transform Nola, Cosmic Karma Yoga, and 409 Fitness.