Caecilia Charbonnier
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Caecilia Charbonnier
Caecilia Charbonnier
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Country (sports)  Switzerland
Born (1981-12-07) 7 December 1981 (age 39)
Geneva, Switzerland
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$10,343
Highest rankingNo. 414 (30 March 1998)
Highest rankingNo. 452 (15 September 1997)

Caecilia Charbonnier (born 7 December 1981) is a former professional tennis player from Switzerland. She is the co-founder and CIO of Dreamscape Immersive, and the co-founder, President and Research Director of Artanim.


Charbonnier, who was born in Geneva, played on the WTA circuit in the late 1990s, while still competing in junior events. She was ranked 4th in Switzerland and won 11 Swiss Champion titles.[1] A right-handed player, she is most noted for representing Switzerland in a Fed Cup World Group tie against Slovakia in 1999.[2] She featured in two singles rubbers as well as in the doubles.[3] Charbonnier competed in top international events as a junior, including Grand Slam tournaments, and she made the girls' doubles semi-finals at the 1998 US Open.

Retiring from tennis in 1999, Charbonnier later studied computer graphics at University of Geneva and EPFL. She obtained in 2010 a PhD in computer science from MIRALab - University of Geneva, studying the hip joint kinematics of professional ballerinas. In 2011, she co-founded Artanim Foundation, a non-profit research center specialized in motion capture technologies,[4] where she serves since as President & Research Director. At Artanim, her interdisciplinary work focus on the use of motion capture for 3D animation, live performances, virtual reality (VR), movement science, orthopedics and sports medicine. The results of her research won several international scientific awards.

In 2016, she was one of the founders of VR entertainment company Dreamscape Immersive.[5][6][7] The American company uses Artanim's VR technology to create the next generation of location-based entertainment. Early investors include Steven Spielberg, Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 20th Century Fox, Westfield Malls, IMAX, Nickelodeon, AMC Theatres, Majid Al Futtaim, and Hans Zimmer.[8][9][10]

ITF finals

Singles (1-2)

$10,000 / $15,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 15 June 1997 Bossonnens, Switzerland Clay United States Tracy Singian 4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 2. 12 October 1997 Biel, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Emanuela Zardo 6-3, 1-6, 5-7
Winner 3. 9 May 1999 Swansea, United Kingdom Clay Ukraine Anna Zaporozhanova 7-6, 6-4

Doubles (1-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 6 October 1996 Langenthal, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Andrea Schwarz Russia Alina Jidkova
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 2. 15 June 1997 Bossonnens, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Laura Bao Netherlands Kim Kilsdonk
Netherlands Jolanda Mens
4-6, 2-6
Winner 3. 14 June 1998 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Laura Bao Argentina Paula Racedo
Switzerland Emanuela Zardo
6-4, 6-0

See also


  1. ^ "Tennis Career". Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Tennis: L'avenir des champions et les champions de l'avenir en marge du tableau principal". Letemps (in French). 1 June 1999.
  3. ^ "W-FC-1999-WG1-M-SVK-SUI-01". Fed Cup.
  4. ^ "Artanim - About Us". Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Investissement du troisième type pour une start-up genevoise". (in French). 21 February 2017.
  6. ^ Zeitchik, Steven (2017-09-26). "Hoping to bring VR to the multiplex, AMC joins Spielberg in backing Culver City startup". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Real Virtuality takes the next step with Dreamscape Immersive". Retrieved .
  8. ^ Fritz, Ben (2017-02-13). "Startup Backed by Spielberg and Studios Seeks to Create VR Experiences for Malls". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Barnes, Brooks (2017-09-26). "Coming Soon to AMC Theaters: Virtual Reality Experiences". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Busch, Anita (2017-12-13). "Dreamscape Gets New Financial Commitments From Nickelodeon, Middle Eastern Investors". Deadline. Retrieved .

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