Valerie Loomer

About me

In 1974 at the age of 18 I began my studies of mime with Etienne Decroux. Further studies of mime and circus arts were at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Switzerland (Le Coq mime training). I have done a mask workshop with Leonard Pitt and have studied at The American Mime Theater in NYC. I have performed as a mime with a small troupe near Washington DC but my mime skills have been most useful to me as a puppeteer : Bil Baird Marionnettes (NYC), Blackbird Theater (Baltimore) and most recently La Cie du Beau Sauvage (France) : For the last few years I've been studying the Alexander technique and more recently Body-Mapping.  I have been teaching corporal mime and improvisation for the last 30 years to children and adults. For story-tellers I teach "gestuel" and "manipulation d'objets".


Brief description: teacher of mime corporel, improvisation; gestuel et manipulation d'objets pour conteurs
Telephone: +33 (0)4 75 06 48 19