Julien Derouault starts dance professionally in 1994, at the Conservatory for dance of Le Mans and Angers. In 1996, he joins the Marseille National Superior School of dance, and is hired a few months later by the Ballet National de Marseille directed by Roland Petit.
In 1999, he is made soloist under the direction of Marie-Claude Pietragalla. He performs all the leading roles of the company’s repertoire and works with William Forsythe, Claude Brumachon, Richard Wherlock, Rudi van Dantzig, William Forsythe, Rui Horta...
He is appointed assistant choreographer in 2000, and collaborates to the making of Marie-Claude Pietragalla performances.
Together they choreographed:
In 2011, Poets Night
Since 2006, he has been directing the videos of the Théâtre du Corps performances.
In 2013, he was trained as an actor at the Cours Florent (3rd year with Benoit Guibert).