Born in Bern, Annie Dutoit-Argerich specialised in classical languages and civilisations, Greek and Latin. She has a B.A. in comparative literature from Princeton University, an M.A. in journalism from New York University, and a Ph.D. in French and romance philology from Columbia University in New York.
A professor at various American universities, most notably at Barnard College in New York, and more recently at Arizona State University, Annie Dutoit-Argerich decided to focus on the performing arts, synergising her academic training with performance and production.
She has performed works by Milhaud, Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Stravinsky, Cage, and Prokofiev integrating text, performance, and music at renowned international venues in Europe, Japan, China, South Korea, Argentina, and Israel. She also collaborates with contemporary composers such as Alex Nante in Ora and Daniel Judkovsky in The Silence of the Poplars. Her training as an actor has led her to perform in and stage theatre productions such as Diane Samuel’s Kindertransport, and Ingmar Bergman’s Autumn Sonata, which she adapted and performed.
In 2019, she played the lead role in the film L'Impardonnable, directed by Mariano Nante and Santiago Franco, which was selected for the 21st edition of the BAFICI, the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema. In 2022, she played Clara Wieck-Schumann in the play Qui est Clara Wieck? at the prestigious Teatro General San Martín in Buenos Aires. She also made her debut at the Teatro Colón with Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.