Created in 2005 by the choreographer and dancer Perrine Valli, the company Sam-Hester borrows its name from Andy Warhol’s cats that he has named throughout his life "Sam" for males and "Hester" for females.
Franco-Swiss, Perrine Valli trained at the National Conservatory of Lyon, CDC Toulouse, London Contemporary Dance School and has worked as a performer with Estelle Héritier and Cindy Van Acker.
The company has created a dozen pieces such as Ma cabane au Canada, Deproduction, Si dans cette chambre un ami attend…, Les renards des surfaces, Une femme au soleil, to name just a few.