Thea Bautista

Artistic Director / Dancer

Thea is a French, Mexican and American dancer and choreographer and she is the founder and artistic director of Althea Dance Company. She started dancing in Paris and decided to come to New York in 2014.

She studied music and dance for 10 years at the Maurice Ravel conservatory in Paris and did a one-year program at the Rick Odums International Jazz Dance Center in 2013. She arrived in New York in 2014 and graduated from the Peridance Capezio Center in June 2016.  In France, Thea danced for the Ballet Ethéry Pagava and for the Corps à Sons ensemble. More recently she worked on several projects with renowned choreographers such as Charlotta Öfverholm, Milton Myers, Ronald K. Brown, Catherina Rago, Shawn Bible and with companies such as Oniin Dance Company. Today, Thea dances for iKADA Contemporary Dance Company, Althea Dance Company and Azul Dance Theater.

Thea choreographed several piece over the last few years such as Eyes opened in 2015, the duet Search (2016) in collaboration with Omer Ephron, Power Imbalance and Multitudes in B Minor in 2017 and Lazar in 2018. Thea recently created her own dance company – Althea Dance Company – and she is currently working on several projects to be presented in New York, France and Mexico.

Today, Thea continues to perfect her dance and choreographic skills, and to explore diverse and rich forms of creative expression.



My mission as a choreographer is to explore the expression of ideas and feelings through movements. I am particularly interested in human relationships from a sociological approach. I am exploring through movement how our environment shapes or conditions us and how our freedom in the choices we make is more limited than we think.