[This text has been translated electronically.] The dancer Malou Airaudo began her training at the Opéra de Marseille at the age of eight. This was followed by engagements at the Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo and the Ballet Théâtre Contemporain in Amiens. In New York she met Pina Bausch for the first time, who subsequently engaged her for the newly founded Tanztheater Wuppertal in 1973. As a formative soloist of the ensemble, she is also a professor at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen.