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After obtaining in France an A-levels in Economics and a vocational training certificate in Commercial Policy, Karinne Méraud-Avril passed the First Certificate in Oxford. Then she went to the University of Aix-Marseille III where she prepared degrees and masters in Drama Studies and Production of Cultural Projects. She also begun on a PhD at the University of Paris III and started working for the Festival Paris Quartiers d’Eté and the Théâtre de l’Athénée-Théâtre Louis Jouvet.
From 1993 to 2000 she was in charge of the production department of the Théâtre de l’Athénée-Théâtre Louis Jouvet, under the direction of Patrice Martinet.
In 2004 she co-founded with François Grosjean the Théâtre du Grand Parquet – a ballroom in a moveable structure of the 70’s set up in the heart of Paris, as part of a programme conducted by the City of Paris and dedicated to experimental venues and projects. She was executive and production manager of the Grand Parquet until September 2014.
She created the K Samka in 2014 in order to keep on supporting performing artists, her partners since long time, for the production and diffusion of their creations.
She was as well the executive producer of several companies such as Ilotopie, Footsbarn Travelling Theatre, Champs Libre, directed by Redjep Mitrovitsa, Théâtre du Point Aveugle, directed by Michel Pesenti, Graffiti, directed by Philippe Goyard, Balagand, directed by Grégoire Ingold, Orlamonde, directed by Bruno Sachel, Le Théâtre de la Massue, directed by Ezéquiel Garcia-Romeu, Tera, directed Simon Abkarian, Un Pas de Côté, directed by Nicolas Lambert, L’Entêtement Amoureux, directed by Didier Bazace, Les Antliaclastes, directed by Patrick Sims… Those encounters led her also many times abroad for the setting up of various productions.