Hi, I’m Pauline.


I am an international improv teacher, performer and director from France. I’m currently based in Melbourne.

I have performed in 150+ professional theatre shows (Improvisation, clown, mask, contemporary and classical). From 2013 to 2018 I performed in the successful long-form improv show Le Fauteuil with the company Smoking Sofa. I performed as a clown and physical actress in Requiem for 3 years (2015 to 2017). In 2016, I created and directed Le Fauteuil d’orchestre, a musical and improvised show. I taught, directed and performed improv in 15 festivals (NZ Improv Festival 2017, Improvention 2017, Nelson Fringe Festival 2018, Slovenia Kamfest, and festivals in France).

I studied acting for two years at Armel Veilhan’s theatre school in Paris. From 2015, I am mentored by the clown-acrobat Ira Seidenstein (Slava SnowShow, Cirque du soleil, International School for Acting And Creativity in Brisbane). In 2019 I become an official associate of I.S.A.A.C. In France, I am supported by the company Trance Mask France.

Unleash The Beast is my third solo show, after two written ones. After a season in Paris, July 2019, I performed Unleash the Beast at The Butterfly Club in March 2020 just before the lockdown.


«  »There is no doubt that Pauline Calmé‘s solo show that I saw recently in Paris is one of the best improv shows I have ever seen.«  Pauline Calmé is an emerging astute artist/performer/director/teacher »

Dr. Ira Seidenstein, FOUNDER OF International School of Acting And Creativity (AUS)

Pauline enlightens people skills and knows very well how to lead people to their best. I have done an improv and a clown workshop and both were very instructive, well directed and so much fun! Thank you Pauline for sharing your acknowledge with a technical and very professional approach. Melbourne is lucky to have such a talented improviser like you!!!

Natacha muller – founder of The french loop

« … Pauline creates a unique world while co-existing alongside her partner’s worlds. … She has a clear style, she’s spontaneous, and she gives off a positive energy. »

Mark Jane, FOUNDER OF Trance Mask France (FR)

« Pauline managed to expertly bring together people from various backgrounds – from the novice to the more experienced, and work with the participants in a way that seamlessly blended each person’s strengths and temperament. »

Student of The Joyful School