Fabien, aka Grand Corps Malade wrote his first texts at the age of 15 but he couldn’t think of a future that would not include sports. A gifted basketball player, he went on to STAPS to become a PE teacher. During a holiday camp where he worked as a group leader, he fell into a swimming pool and dislocated his vertebrae. Forced to give up sports, he soon regained possession of his body. In october 2003, he discovered slam, started working on it and eventually moved on to performing live on various stages. His carrier set off in 2005., In 2011, he came across Sourire à la vie. A precious encounter. An alchemy. Children adopted him as he adopted them. He collaborated to the creation of a show he later performed onstage with them in 2011.