After completing a Master’s degree in applied mathematics at Ensimag in Grenoble and beginning a career in finance as a quantitative analyst, Pierre Godard resigned in 2005 to begin working in theater. He has subsequently been exploring the field successively as a technician, an assistant lighting designer, a props manager, a stage manager, an assistant director, and a director. After completing a masters in Natural Language Processing at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, he began a PhD at LIMSI-CNRS which focuses on probabilistic modeling for multi-Level and cross-lingual alignments.
Pierre Godard and Liz Santoro have been in close collaboration over the past five years. Their work has been presented by Movement Research at the Judson Church, Danspace Project at St Marks Church, The Chocolate Factory Theater, Dance Theater Workshop and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York as well as at Théâtre de Vanves, CDC Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson, Centre Pompidou-Metz, in addition to festivals such as Actoral, Impulstanz, Entre Cour et Jardins, and American Realness. Their piece Watch It, in the version presented by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, received a Bessie Award in 2013. Their work has been supported by DRAC Île-de-France, FUSED, and the Jerome Foundation.