Annie Dutoit was born in Switzerland in a family of prominent classical musicians. After her secondary studies in classical languages and civilizations (Greek and Latin), she moved to the United States and received a B.A. in comparative literature from Princeton University, an M.A. in journalism from New York University and a Ph.D in French and romance philology from Columbia University in New York. Her dissertation focused on the interaction between politics and aesthetics in anti-Semitic writings in France. She has held faculty positions in various American universities, among which Barnard College in New York and more recently, Arizona State University where she taught courses in literature and European intellectual history.

While working as an academic, Annie Dutoit decided to focus on the performing arts, combining her intellectual background with performance and production. As such she took part in several public outreach activities and performances raising awareness and memory about the Holocaust. In 2015, she recited texts of survivors of the camps and the A Bomb in Hiroshima and Tokyo in front of the Emperor of Japan for the 70th anniversary of the end of the war and has recently performed at UNESCO for the international Holocaust Day. She has collaborated with the Auschwitz foundation and Veteran Institute in Belgium on several projects, and is directing an educational documentary tracking the traces of the Shoah in Poland. She is also part of the production of "the Kaiser von Atlantis", a Spanish-Argentinian documentary on Viktor Ullman's opera directed Sebastian Alfie.

She has performed works by Milhaud, Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Stravinsky, Cage, Prokofiev integrating text, performance and music in international venues in Europe, Japan , Argentina and Israel, including Suntory Hall in Tokyo, la Philharmonie de Paris, l'Accademia de Santa Cecilia in Rome, and Bozar in Brussels. A recording of Saint Saens' Carnaval des Animaux with a text by Francis Blanche, with Antonio Pappano and Martha Argerich was released September 2017 by Warner Classics.

Annie Dutoit is also interested in expanding the repertoire of pieces combining narration and music. She has collaborated with contemporary composers such as Alex Nante (Ora) Daniel Judkovsky (The Silence of the Poplars) As part of a project for the 70th anniversary of the Human Rights declaration, she premiered pieces by Gene Pritsker, John Farah, Joan Huang, Arshia Samsaminia, Sinem Altan, Milica Paranosic, and Ohad Ben Ari.

In addition, her training as an actor has led her to perform and direct theatre productions. She has played and directed Diane Samuel's Kindertransport, performed an adapted Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata, and is currently preparing an adaptation of Yasmina Reza Hammerklavier. She has plays the lead role in "L' Impardonnable" (Dir; Mariano Nante and Santiago Franco) which is an official selection of the 21st edition of BAFICI (Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema). Ms. Dutoit performs in French, English and Spanish.

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