French Singer Biography
Born and raised in a French farm, Floanne is a performer living in New York City. Her training in dance, voice, theater, film/TV and improvisation make her a unique triple threat performer able to portray a wide range of characters. Floanne has an international look and can embody various nationalities, she is fully bilingual and enjoys working with accents. She has recorded numerous commercial voice-overs for international usage. Degrees include the certificate in modern dance from the Merce Cunningham Studio, and in long-form improvisation from the Upright Citizens’ Brigade Theater. She trains in opera with April Evans, Audrey Saint-Gil and formerly Patricia Scimeca as a coloratura soprano.
Floanne is a jazz cabaret chanteuse, and writes her own songs. She is has produced performances created in collaboration with her directors, including with Daniel Isengart and Alice Jankell. She has performed at the Metropolitan Room, the Triad Theater, the Public Theater and at residencies around town (Brasserie Julien, Flûte Bar...). She was featured M6 & TV5 French television, and on NY radio “For Your Ears Only” and NPR.
Floanne Ankah acts in film, stage and television. She has performed at venues such as the Public Theatre and the Guggenheim Museum, as well as reading alongside Israel Horowitz, and has been part of numerous experimental theater works (Meredith Monk, Young Jean Lee, John Duncan). She was a recurring day player on One Life to Live (Colette, the French maid). Floanne was the star of the 2008 webisode Life with Flow and performed on major feature films, acting opposite Helen Hunt.
Ms. Ankah is the founder of SiMPLE production, a non-profit organization committed to the development of new work that integrates the talent of innovative and “sparkling” artists from various cultures. She trained in dance daily since the age of 7; she choreographed for various venues and received scholarships and residencies for her work. Her experimental films ONE WAY and Waterfront Access? have been awarded at festivals, other short films have been shown internationally, including at DGA and BAM. She has been working extensively as a voice-over artist and directs voice-over commercial recordings. Floanne is currently directing two documentaries about the French countryside she is from.
Floanne Official Website
Floanne's voice is to bring classic songs back. Her repertoire includes French songs by Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Barbara, Serge Gainsbourg, Brigitte Bardot, Françoise Hardy, Juliette Greco, Jacques Brel, Charles Trenet and Michel Legrand.