ARIRY ANDRIAMORATSIRESY is based in Antanarivo, Madagascar. He studied dance with Raúl Olivera and a troupe of Cubans dancers, which the Madagascan government brought in to instruct teenagers. He later studied dance at L’École Normale Superieur in Madagascar. There he became adept in a variety of movements, including martial arts. After university, he ran studio classes and then later formed his own company, Compagnie Rary, which has toured internationally. He currently directs Labdihy, which is dance lab where choreographers and dancers are immersed in workshops and masterclasses with local and international artists.