Sébastien studied dance with Françoise Raquin (Jazz) and Hélène Sadovska (ballet), and theatre with Yves Carlevaris. It was Roger Bergerin who gave him a sense of independence and originality by introducing him to tap and musical comedy.

He continued to develop his artistic style alongside Yano Yatrides (contemporary dance) and Jaime Cortes (neutral mask). It was thanks to Alain Recoing (master of hand-puppets) and Christian Remer that he discovered the powerful dramatic art of puppetry.

He went on to create Kagome, and then in October 2010, to make Vilbrequin, a collaboration with JP Desrousseaux (a puppet parody based on the myth of Don Juan) which was performed as part of the Festival Again at the Theatre aux Mains Nues.

He continued his professional development, doing courses on Kabuki and No theatre with Master Kanze and Master Yamamoto, and on the theatricality of mouvement with Claire Hegen and Yves Marc. In 2009, he travelled to Nagano to study the work of Hoichi Okamoto (Dondoro theatre). In 2010 he learnt about lighting design with JP Lescot, and in March 2011, was able to learn from Nomura Mansai (Grand Master of Kyogen Theatre) on one of his rare visits to Paris.

Sebastian Vuillot