Get to know our resident artists

Kelsey billiot

Owner/Director

Kelsey Billiot studied performing arts with a dance concentration at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

She has over a decade of teaching experience with the most recent, teaching creative movement through Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette Parish public schools with the PACE program.

Kelsey also worked with area educators to incorporate creative movement and mindfulness practices to the existing curriculum through teaching artist grants.

She created Space Lafayette in December of 2017 as an outlet to create and bring together local performers and artists. Space Lafayette is now the resident company of Breathe & Move.

Sabrina Benazzouz

Instructor/Curriculum Contributor

Grew up dancing, mostly in ballet, Sabrina had the opportunity to explore and experiment various ways of moving in her adult life, either in France or in Louisiana.

As a full time educator in a Lafayette elementary school, Sabrina knows how important and vital moving is for children.

Breathe & Move is giving her a possibility to share her passion for expression through movement as enhancing children's creative process and personality.

Natalie Kojis

Instructor/Adult Program Assistant Director

With a passion for dance and a desire to educate others in the art form, Natalie Kojis began training at 15 years old.

She began at Core Dance Center and instantly felt a connection to movement, and went on to receive her BFA in Performing Arts with a concentration in Dance at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

During her time in college, she was able to perform both locally and professionally in the Lafayette area. Natalie has also shared her own choreographic work in ULL’s Evening of Dance and for Space Lafayette’s “itsaboutwomen”.

the artist collective

Space Lafayette

Space Lafayette is an artist collective created out of necessity for movement artists to come together and set choreography on trained, experienced dancers.

Space Lafayette became something quite unique: an experimental and flexible dance company that embraces the challenges of unknown indoor and outdoor spaces which shape each time a singular experience, in many different ways, for the audience and the dancers due to that close-up setting.

Through Space Lafayette, Kelsey has produced five evening length works hosted in a home. She has also created experimental short dance films with local artists. 

Most recently she has returned as an alumni to choreograph work for the university's "State of LA Danse".