Karine Ponties was born in France in 1967. Her foray into dance began with studies at the Juan Tena and Ramon Soler dance schools in Barcelona, and culminated in her matriculation from Maurice Bejart’s Mudra school in Brussels in 1986.
She has worked as a performer with several companies, notably Frédéric Flamand, Michèle Noiret, Nicole Mossoux / Patrick Bonté and Pierre Droulers among others, in addition to founding Dame de Pic / Cie Karine Ponties in 1995.
In 1996 the company premiered at Théâtre Le Public in Brussels, and shortly thereafter Karine Ponties was honored with the laureate of the 4th Edition of Les Pépinières européennes for young artists.
She was one of seven European choreographers selected to participate in the EU-Russian contemporary dance project, Intradance (2010) with the creation of Mirliflor that was awarded the Golden Mask 2011 (National Theatre Award in Russia) for the best contemporary dance performance. The attention garnered around her work at this time later led to her collaboration with the contemporary section of the Moscow Ballet for piece “Every Direction is North”, which was awarder the 2016 Golden Mask for best contemporary dance performance.