Iris was born and raised in Paris, and immediately opened very big eyes, and ears.
Later, she travelled the world with her eyes widening, and her ears always lengthening due to the weight of her earrings. She noticed differences between cultures and local customs and, today, she brings them on stage.
She started her job life as a financial planner in the movie industry, where her control-freakness could thrive. But then she realized artists need some air and fantasy to create stories which bring joy to the world (they need money too, but that’s another tale). After 10+ years behind the scenes and two kids, Iris is now on stage herself, with universal family stories.
In Paris, Iris took drama classes at the Cours Florent.
She was also part of a movie club for 10 years. She now regularly presents French movies at The Alliance Francaise of Toronto and hosts these Movie nights with Q&As.
She’s performing monthly in French, at the Franc’OpenMic in Toronto.
She translates English to French too (child book, songs, scripts, …) and helps with dialect coaching.
Her first show, Pardon My French, The Tales of a Parisian Mom in Canada, is in English and was presented at the Hamilton Fringe Festival in July 2016. Iris met her director, Anne Marie Scheffler, at The Second City Training Center.
They reunited for Iris' second show, How I Became Canadian, which will also be at the Hamilton Fringe Festival, in July 2018.
Meanwhile, Iris co-wrote with Quitterie Hervouet, co-produced and co-starred in 2 short films, belonging to the series: French Off The Boat, which were directed and co-produced by Stefan Kuchar.