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​​​​​Noyale is a Senior Lecturer in Choreography. She is co-editor of the book Collaboration in Performance Practices: Premises, Workings and Failures (2016) published by Palgrave Macmillan. She has also published several journal articles and produced practical works related to her ongoing research around the notion of the collaborative self in performance. 

Noyale studied ballet and contemporary dance at the Conservatoires of Nantes and Lyon (CNSMD), before training in postmodern dance and presenting work at leading performing spaces in New York. She subsequently pursued her career by exploring different movement and somatic practices including yoga, Ohashiatsu, physical theatre and Contact Improvisation.

In 2008, Noyale graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London with an MA (Distinction) in Performance Making, before undertaking a PhD at Middlesex University which examines the politics of co-working in contemporary performance making. Together with Dr Stefanie Sachsenmaier, she organised a serise of Symposia On Collaboration held at Middlesex University in 2012, 2013 and 2016.

Areas of expertise

  • ​Collaborative Practice
  • Dance theories and philosophy,
  • Movement Improvisation
  • Somatic practices
  • Choreography
  • Practice as Research


  • Colin, Noyale and Sachsenmaier, Stefanie (eds.), Collaboration in Performance Practice: Premises, Workings and Failures, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
  • Colin, Noyale, 'Becoming Plural: The Distributed Self in Collaborative Performance Research', Choreographic Practices Journal, 2015
  • Colin, Noyale & Woodford-Smith, Rebecca, 'Bodies in Motion: Working through Plurality', Skepsi peer-reviewed online journal, University of Kent. 2012. 20-36
  • Colin, Noyale, 'Choreographic Presence: Time, Memory, and Affects'. Symposium proceedings Performance Studies International (Psi) 2012


  • 21/03/2015 Distributed Performers’ Self in Composition: An Insight into Interdisciplinary Structured Improvisation’, Performance and Interdisciplinary, University of Malta.
  • 18/07/2014 ‘Stepping Besides: Distributing the Self in Collaborative Performance Research’, Questioning the Contemporary in 21st Century British Dance Practices, Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • 25/06/2014 ‘Politics of Collaboration in Artistic Practices’, University Suffolk Campus Research Colloquium, Ipswich Suffolk.
  • 18/05/2013 ’Collaboration as a Mode of Labour: A Post-Marxist Perspective’, On Collaboration symposium II, Middlesex University, London.
  • 25/02/2012, ‘“Tout fait”: Bergson, time, and choreographic being-made’, international conference, title of panel: ‘Restaging the Readymade’, USA, 100th Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, College Art Association, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 14/04/2012, ‘Choreographic Presence: time, memory and affect’, PSi London group, International Conference: How Performance Thinks’, London.
  • 22/05/2012, 'Choreographic presence through time: a performative assessment of the legacy of the Judson Dance Theatre Group', Conference Paper, Postgraduate Conference: Transform@work, University of Surrey, Guildford.
  • 13/06/2012, ‘Collaboration in Crisis? A mixed-practice inquiry into collaborative processes in performance practice’, Practice-led research presentation, forum convened by Dr Susan Lock, Art and Design Research Institute, London
  • 03/06/2011, 'Choreographic presence through time: a performative assessment of the legacy of the Judson Dance Theatre Group', A mixed- mode presentation including 15 minutes performance and 15 minutes paper. Symposium title: ‘La transmission du geste en question: processus, expérience, figure', Université of Nice, France
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