Born in Paris, Cécile initially spent three years at the Sorbonne University studying modern literature, before deciding to combine her passions for text, performance and fine art by studying stage design at Wimbledon College of Art, graduating with a first class degree in June 2013. Since graduating, she has been shortlisted as one of the twelve finalist of the Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2013, awarded the Royal Opera House Linbury bursary (2015) and nominated Best Set Designer by the Off West End Theatre awards 2014. She is also a winner of the Ideastap graduate award 2014. Cécile is a Jerwood Young Designer 2016.
Cécile’s work was exhibited at the Prague Quadrennial 2015, and at the V&A exhibition Make/Believe: UK Design for Performance 2011-2015, and will be at the World Stage Design exhibition in Taipei, in July 2017.
Cécile has assisted Chloe Lamford (De Maiden, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, 2016 and Amadeus, National Theatre, 2016), Steffen Aarfing (King Roger, ROH, 2015) Tom Piper (Tricycle, The House That Will Not Stand, 2014), Naomi Dawson (RSC, The Roaring Girl, 2014), Michael Pavelka (Abbey Theatre, The Hanging Gardens, 2013), Antoine Fontaine (Opéra Garnier, Hippolyte et Aricie, 2011). She was associate designer on Everyone, directed by Chris Goode (BAC, 2016).
Cécile teaches at University of Creative Arts (Surrey), the National Theatre and in Lycée Lakanal and Lycée Blomet in Paris, France.
Credits includes: Punkplay, directed by Tom Hughes (Southwark Playhouse, 2016), Grown Up, directed by Emily Lim and GAMESHOW (Camden People's Theatre, 2016) The Iphigenia Quartet, directed by Christopher Haydon, Rebecca Hill, Elayce Ismail and Jenifer Tang (The Gate, 2016), My People, directed by Steffan Donnelly (Clywd Theatre, 2015), Invisible Treasure, directed by Rachel Briscoe and Dan Barnard (Oval House, 2015), Madama Butterfly, directed by Julia Burbach (Arcola Theatre, 2015), The Mickvah Project directed by Jay Miller (The Yard, 2015), Harajuku Girls, directed by Jude Christian (Finborough Theatre, 2015), Impermanent Theatre, by Impermanence Dance Theatre (touring festivals, 2014-2015), Piranha Heights directed by Max Barton (Old Red Lion (2014)
Upcoming projects: Quarter Life Crisis by Yolanda Mercy, (Oval House April 2017), Moonfall by Hikapee Theatre (Touring, Spring 2017), This Beautiful Future, directed by Jay Miller (The Yard May 2017), La Tragédie de Carmen, directed by Gerald Jones (Wilton Music Hall, ROH November 2017)
Cécile is represented by The Designer Formation.
Photograph by Harry Gammer-Flitcroft