Roseline Guinet, Nicolas Bernard, Roger Bories, and Alain Reynaud, the students, and André Riot-Sarcey, their clown art teacher, met in 1986 at the National Center of Circus Arts in Châlons en Champagne, France (2nd promotion). After becoming the first clowns certified with a state diploma in December 1990, they create their own compagnie as early as January 1991 in Bourg-Saint-Andéol, in the Ardèche county, and settled in 1992 in the former Reynaud carpentry in the district of Tourne. While they are touring in France and abroad, anxious to get established and take part in the local life of Bourg-Saint-Andéol, they imagined and staged the memorable Cabarets Champêtres in collaboration with the Bourg Initiatives Association, which will enchant the summer evenings of the spectators of Tourne from 1992 to 2008. Les Nouveaux Nez have created all their performances from 1992 to 2008 at the Carpentry. In addition, they have made it a place of real artistic encounters, trainings and creations, around the clown art, which will pre-figure La Cascade, the National Circus Pole which opened its doors in 2008. Since 2008, the compagnie has been in permanent residence at La Cascade, directed by Alain Reynaud. The compagnie is now composed of Roseline Guinet, Raquel Esteve Mora, Nicolas Bernard, Alain Reynaud, and André Riot-Sarcey.
Alain Reynaud is an artist but also the director of the Cascade, National Circus Center. Depending on the nature of his artistic projects, Alain Reynaud is sometimes stage director, sometimes performer and even trainer. He is a former student of the National Circus Arts Center (Chalon en Champagne, France), he graduated in 1990. This is the place where he met his partners of the Nouveaux Nez company. In 2015, he was invited to stage the final show of the 27th promotion called «Avec vue sur la piste». He staged «Circo Barolo» and «Roue Libre», the show «Klaxon» for the Akoreacro company and young audience shows for the «Adroite Gauche» company. In 2016, he shared the stage with Heinzi Lorenzen and Gabriel Chamé Buendia also clowns in «TRIIIO» produced by «Les Nouveaux Nez». He also writes. Indeed, he wrote and performed the show «Voyage sur place» which relates some of his childhood memories and the birth of his calling. He often collaborates with circus and theater schools (CNAC, ENSATT, Québec Circus School…) as a trainer