Biography



Emmanuelle Chaulet is a Lecturer in Theatre at the University of Southern Maine (USM), an artists’ coach, director, author and international film actress.


She has over 20 years of experience in theatre and film both in France and the U.S.
Lead film roles include Boyfriend and Girlfriends by French New Wave master Eric Rohmer and All the Vermeers in New York by Jon Jost, 1991 winner of the best American independent film award, as well as Sundowning, by Jim Cole, winner of the Cinequest Emerging Mavericks/New Vision award. A Fulbright Scholar at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York in 1989, she originally studied acting and the Michael Chekhov technique with Robert Cordier in Paris, France (Acting International) and Blanche Salant (Atelier International de Theatre). She performed opposite actors such as Vincent Cassel, Isaach de Bankolé, Gerald Laroche, Gerard Depardieu, and worked with film directors Eric Rohmer, Alain Resnais, Claire Denis, Jon Jost and Xavier Durringer.
She is the author of
A BALANCING ACT, THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGIZE A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO ACTING, in which she articulates her unique approach.
A certified Energy Awareness Counselor, REIKI and RYSE® III Practitioner (CRPL3) from the
Polarity Realization -Spatech Institute of Massachusetts and Maine, she has developed and applied a unique method for actors called ENERGIZE. It incorporates energy awareness and mindfulness techniques for creativity development, character work and emotional re-balancing. ENERGIZE breaks grounds with the concept of 'character vibration'.
She also studied Voice Dialogue facilitation with Martha-Lou Wolff, Ph.D. and uses Voice Dialogue in her coaching. She is the founder and director of
Starlight Acting Institute, which offers individual and group training in holistic acting.
A graduate of
ESCP Europe, she holds a MIM in cultural management for non-profit organizations and teaches performance business and acting for non-major courses at USM.
She is a member of
ACMHE, the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, co-founder of ANPACT, the Association for the New Paradigm in Acting and Creative Techniques, and has been included in the prestigious “Who’s Who in America” since 2007. She lives in Maine with her husband and son and travels to France every year.