Aurelian Koch trained at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, where he also studied at the LEM (Laboratory for the Study of Movement), a course relating movement to architecture. In 1993, he co-founded Bouge-de-là Theatre in Oxford, where he was Joint Artistic Director for 12 years. He produced, designed and toured 7 professional shows and worked with young people on over 80 projects, of which over 15 were devised shows.Aurelian has also designed for other companies, among them Foursight Theatre and Pop-up Theatre.
In 2002, Aurelian completed a three month animation course in Bristol and has since worked with Aardman Animations. In 2005, he was appointed as the lead artist in the development of the new Pegasus Theatre building, working in collaboration with the architect’s design team to implement the public art aspect of the project.
Aurelian has been teaching the Spacelab at LISPA (London International School of Performing Arts) from 2005-2016, and is a freelance movement and design consultant working with companies like ‘The Clod Ensemble’. He is currently a movement teacher at the Oxford School of Drama.
Aurelian was involved extensively with 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space in Newbury and, as a result, performed in the large-scale outdoor production of ‘Furious Folly’. Aurelian runs the SpaceLab, a programme offering workshops and residencies inspired by the LEM at the Lecoq school in Paris, which explore the fundamental relationship between the human body and the space it inhabits and how the two influence and change each other.