Franck Chartier started dancing at the age of eleven. At Rosella Hightower in Cannes he learned the classical techniques until 1986. At the age of 19, Franck Chartier joined Maurice Béjart's Ballet du 20ème Siècle in Brussels and moved to Switzerland where he stayed until 1989. After that, he worked three years with Angelin Preljocaj and created the show Le spectre de la rose at the Paris Opera. In 1994 he moved to Brussels to work with Rosas. During this period he discovered Needcompany and with them, the whole Flemish arts scene. Together with Alain Platel he created Iets op Bach, which inspired him to continue his own work. In 2000 he established the dance company Peeping Tom together with Gabriela Carrizo. They created Caravana and Une vie Inutile and between 2002 and 2007 their trilogy Le Jardin, Le Salon and Le Sous Sol. Franck Chartier and Peeping Tom has since created and directed 32, rue Vandenbranden (2009) and, in 2011, A louer.