Following training in directing and scenography in Bordeaux, Elise Simonet works today alongside numerous artists in the domain of live art, whether as assistant, dramaturg, or artistic collaborator. Since 2010 she has accompanied the work of Alain Michard, Grand Magasin, l’Amicale de Production, Belinda Annaloro, Gérald Kurdian, Jung-Ae Kim, Pauline Simon, Mette Ingvarsten, Mylène Benoit, Thibaud Croisy, Anne-Sophie Turion and Jeanne Moynot, Nina Santes and Célia Gondol, François Lanel, Julie Gouju and Adeline Anobile, Olga Dukhovnaya, Halory Goerger, Emilie Rousset. As a member of the group l’Encyclopédie de la parole, of which she has been associated since 2013, her research touches orality and documentary recordings of speech within live art. She is the artistic collaborator of Joris Lacoste on the Suites Chorales cycle (Suite n°1 ‘abc’ - 2013 / Suite n°2 - 2015 / Suite n°3 ‘Europe’ - 2017) and Jukebox (T2G- creation 2019). In 2015 and 2016 she co-programmed the TJCC festival alongside Joris Lacoste at the Théâtre de Gennevilliers. In 2012 she created Mon cauchemar, an auditory and visual piece departing from a collection of confounding dreams. Since 2017, she is developing a project of conversations linked to a set of cards drawn by Léo Gobin: the first chapter Parler la musique is based on conversations with musicians and lyricists; le second chapter, De l’usage infini de moyens finis starts conversations with polyglots and questions languages, in their private and public use.