Juggler, magician, and music-lover, Gontran has always had a pronounced artistic side, but it was when he discovered the world of swing and it’s fabulous energy in 2003 in Toulouse, France, that he found his true passion. He has since dedicated himself to the ensemble of its dance styles. Gontran is an accomplished individual and partner dancer, and has string of competition credits in Lindy Hop, Balboa and Blues which reach back to
He continues his training and reflections with world-renowned dancers and teachers and his enduring desire and appreciation for continual evolution are evidenced in his oft-uttered phrase, “It’s enormous!” Musical expression being one of his leitmotifs, he tries to adapt his dance and his lead to interpret the music for which he feels an extreme devotion.
To this end, be it as a dancer, competitor, or teacher, he emphasizes the connection, the lead and follow, and the exchange between partners, the ultimate goal being that these serve musicality, creativity and bring happiness on the dancefloor and in the minds 🙂