Marie “Poppins” Bonnevay first discovered Street Dance in her home country of France. She learned about the different elements of the culture and started training in Locking, Breaking, House, Whacking and Voguing, but found her main love and strength in Popping.
She made it her goal to move to the United States and got the chance to when she was accepted as a college exchange student in Chicago. After her graduation, she moved to Los Angeles where she was training more than ever. Marie started entering competitions and won Hip Hop International Las Vegas, Bboy Summit, Step Ya Game Up, Soul Session Norway, Hipopsession France and more. She became part of Culture Shock LA, Style Elements Crew, and We Are Heroes for America’s Best Dance Crew. Marie also got her Master’s Degree in International Business at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico.
In the commercial world, Marie has danced for artists such as Madonna, Justin Bieber, Busta Rhymes, Ne-Yo, Bebe Rhexa, Celine Dion, Dj Tiesto, Rita Ora, KRS One, Snoop Dogg, Common, Ludacris. She was also casted in the movie STREETDANCE 2 and has starred in many commercials (Google, Microsoft, I Robot). As a choreographer, she has worked with Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Cara Delevigne, JBL and Dancing With The Stars. Marie was also the first French dancer showcased on the renowned dance TV show: So You Think You Can Dance.
She founded the group Femme Fatale with Dassy Lee and Lily Frias. The powerful dance trio performs for theatre shows, festivals and concerts in different countries.
Marie also teaches workshops all over the world and has judged dance competitions in more than forty countries. Her goal is to spread her knowledge that she learned and developed in Los Angeles. She wants to continue her work in the dance industry but also give back consistently to the community. Marie also wants to stay active battling in international competitions and remain a strong force representing women in Street Dance.