Philippe Saire, Swiss choreographer, was born in Algeria in 1957 and spent the first five years of his life there.
He later moved to Lausanne where he studied and trained in contemporary dance before going abroad – including a spell in Paris – to pursue his training.
In 1986, he created his own company in the region of Lausanne, Switzerland, which went on to develop its own creative repertoire and actively contributed to the emergence of contemporary dance throughout Switzerland.
In 1995, the Compagnie Philippe Saire inaugurated its own creative workspace, the Théâtre Sévelin 36. Located in Lausanne, the theatre is dedicated to contemporary dance and hosts performances of international stature, as well as local dance acts, in a bid to help promote local companies.
In 2006, the choreographer created Cargo 103, a new rehearsal studio proposing courses and training sessions for professional and amateur as well as creative residencies.