Matthieu Leloup/Bellon - artistic director/director/training leader co-ordination/ musicality/dramaturg/design




Matthieu was born in Paris. He holds a BA in History from the Univeriste de Paris I Sorbonne, and has studied Fine Arts in Florence before starting his training in theatre with Zaddhredin Zahed. He then went to Exeter where he trained classic british theatre at Cygnet Training Theatre Company (Patron Peter Brook), studied movement with Prapto Sudoarno and Judith Holzer in Solo and Bali, Indonesia; went back to Paris to follow the teachings of Jacques Lecoq at the International School of Theatre. Since 2002 he is part of the avant-guarde Polish company Song Of The Goat for which he has been a core actor in Lacrimosa as well as assisting in workshops and on the Actor's Techniques MA with Manchester Uni. Since 2006 he is senior lecturer at Rose Bruford College, London in Directing and Acting/Actor-Musicianship, as well as on the European Theatre Arts Programme.

Credits include parts such as Keto in the award-winning "100" for The Imaginarybody Company or Robert in Matt Boatright Simon feature length film "Til Night".

For Bred In The Bone, of which he is co-founder and artistic director, Matthieu directs and performs accordingly.

Over the last seven years, he has lead workshops and taught acting and directing, developing his own training based on Musicality and Emotion Action. Deriving his work from the extensive training done with Song of the Goat theatre (Teatr Pie?? Koz?a) in Poland as well as original work with Master Judith Holzer from Germany on Free Movement (Indonesia workshops), this ongoing research integrates other forms of actor training (Grotowski inspired actors training, Jacques Lecoq, Comedia dell’Arte, classical British text work, clown...), and seeks to find organic and spontaneous ways of making text and movement truly meet in the work of the actor.