Native of France, Manuel Vignoulle is an award-winning choreographer and the artistic director of Manuel Vignoulle - M/motions, a project-based company based in New York.

He studied at The Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse de Paris and went on to work with different french contemporary companies including Claude Brumachon, Corinne Lanselle and Bernardo Montet. 

He was a dance artist with both Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève (Switzerland), and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (New York) where he worked with inspiring choreographers such as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Andonis Foniadalkis, Hofesh Shechter, Cisco Aznar, Ohad Naharin, Jo Strongen, Didy Veldman, Carolyn Carlson, Benjamin Millepied, Alexander Eckman, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Malou Airaudo and Benoit-Swan Pouffer among others. 

Manuel appeared as a guest for La La La Human Steps (Canada), Het Nationale Ballet (Netherland), State Theatre (South Africa) and The Forsythe Company (Germany). 

He has also been an assistant to modern-jazz choreographer, Redha, on various productions. Such productions include concert dance, television, film, fashion, musical theater, and operas in which he often performed in.

Manuel’s work, performed in France, Switzerland, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Brazil,  South Africa, Canada and USA, has been commissioned by Ailey II, Whim W’Him, Satellite Collective, 10 Hairy Legs, DanceWorks Chicago, ABT soloist Alexandre Hammoudi’s Makers Dance Company, A.Corona Performing Works, Chicago Repertory Ballet, Peridance Contemporary Ballet Company, Steps Repertoire Ensemble, Periapsis Music & Dance, Purchase Dance company, The Ailey School , Rutgers University, Springboard and Antigel Festival.

He has performed his work with Manuel Vignoulle - M/motions at Jacob’s Pillow, Fire Island Festival, Bryant Park (New York),  APAP, Booking Dance Festival, Monterrey International Ballet Gala (Mexico), Summer Heat International Dance Festival (Tulsa, OK), LifeChance International Ballet Gala (SC),  Hutson Valley Dance Festival, Palm Springs Dance Festival (CA), The Dance Gallery Festival, WestFest, Pushing Progress Showcase Series and Latin Choreographers Festival (NY).


Manuel is the recipient of 2 Grand Prize Awards at the 20th Anniversary and at the 21st edition of McCallum theatre Choreography Festival in Palm desert, California, with BLACK & WHITE in 2017 and with EARTH in 2018.

photo by Shawn Koppenhoefer

“Dance, an art without borders, uses the human body as raw material moving through space, generates feelings that touch people's hearts and lead them to reconnect with their own humanity.”

Manuel Vignoulle

photo by Nir Arieli