Dimitri Chamblas grew up in the Franco-Swiss Alps. Captivated by dance, he joined The Paris Opera’s celebrated dance school at age ten. He continued, studying contemporary dance at the Conservatoire National de Lyon where he learned the methods of artists such as Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham and Alwin Nikolais.
In 1994, he choreographed Soli-Bach, working with Jean-Paul Gaultier, Andy Goldsworthy, Jean le Gac, and composer Heiner Goebbels. In 1996, Dimitri met Mathilde Monnier, the current director of the Centre National de la Danse : most important contemporary dance institution in Europe. They collaborated on several shows, including Stop Stop Stop with writer Christine Angot.
Together with Mathilde Monnier, Dimitri created the "research and writing residence”, an occasion for artists to create personal creative space outside of the traditional production process.
Dimitri Chamblas is the co-founder of EDNA with the choreographer Boris Charmatz. Together they have organized events, performances and exhibitions all over the world. Their duet "A bras le Corps" has been performed on every continent in world-renowned theaters and festivals.
In 2002, Chamblas co-found a company that produced music videos, commercials, web content and other visual art works. Chamblas worked for brands such as Nike, Chanel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, …And produced art films with major artists as Xavier Veilhan, Giselle Vienne, Olivier Saillard…
Chamblas began his "digital curating” work in 2010 with producer Amelie Couillaud. Together, they invented “Mutant Stage” , a seri of 10 art films for the french Galerie Lafayette Art Fondation designed by
In 2011, Chamblas and Benjamin Millepied began a film producing partnership, which remains active and ongoing. Chamblas as also been consulted by Millepied to elaborate the Los Angeles Dance Project.
In 2013 Dimitri Chamblas was nominated as artistic director of the 3rd Stage of Paris Opera. In collaboration with Benjamin Millepied, he founded this creative digital platform by inviting artists to create original artworks. Alex Prager, Glen Keane, Mathieu Amalric, Xavier Veilhan, Wendy Morgan, Jacob Sutton, United Visual Artists…