Folkwang Universität der Künste
Malou Airaudo was born in Marseille and started her dance training at the age of eight at the School of the Opera de Marseille.Afterwards she danced in the ensemble of director Joseph Lazzini. She danced for the Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo as well as for the Ballet Théatre Contemporain Amiens. In 1970, she went to New York to dance with Manuel Alum and Paul Sanasardo. In 1973 Pina Bausch offered her a contract to become a member of the newly founded Tanztheater Wuppertal, where she became one of the leading protagonists. Malou Airaudo danced e.g. in the Pina Bausch choreographies “Fritz”, “Iphigenie auf Tauris”, “Orpheus und Eurydike”, “Café Müller”, “Bandoneon” and became internationally known for her interpretation of the solo in Bausch`s “Le sacre du printemps”. In1984 she was appointed Professor for Contemporary Dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts. She also works as a choreographer for companies like Folkwang Tanzstudio, Ballet de Lorraine, Ballet du Grand Théatre de Genéve, Carolyn Carlson at the Centre Choréographique National Roubaix Nord-Pas de Calais or the Renegade Company in Bochum. In the Wintersemester 2012/ 13 she was appointed head of the Institute for Contemporary Dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts.