Our History

Philippe Gaulier founded his school in 1980. Travel shapes young people. As does freedom.“I was young. I had invented a game which consisted of throwing a ball over the branch of a tree in Parc Monceau. The opposing team had to catch the ball without it touching the ground. Passers-by stopped and watched. They envied us.”

Philippe Gaulier turned over 80 years old this year, and he will no longer teach regularly. Movement classes and the rest of the improvisation classes will be taught by his assistants. All of our teachers are graduates of our school, who share our methods and are accomplished artists currently active in the world of theater.

1980  Paris; In Paris, Francoise Dolto et Madeleine Milhaud assisted in the creation of the school. They lent the remaining funds that were required .

2012 – Étampes; For its 30th birthday (October 2010), the school is giving itself a new studio, one which it will own at last. Where is it? In Étampes

2023 March –  43 years aniversary 

4th Of March 2023, we celebrated the 43rd anniversary of Ecole Philippe Gaulier.

On this day, our school was awarded a medal for meritorious services in cultivating artists or deepening the promotion of artistic activities.

Ecole Philippe Gaulier 43th Anniversary !