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Ballet A native of Baie-Saint-Paul in the Charlevoix region, Raphaël Bouchard began dancing at the age of 16 at the National School of Contemporary Ballet, under the direction of Didier Chirpaz. A few months later, he joined the young ballet of Quebec where he participated in creations with renowned choreographers. In 2005, Jean-Christophe Maillot invited him to join the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, where he was appointed soloist a few years later. In 2013, he joined the Pacific Northwest Ballet. In 2015, he returned to his native Quebec and joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. He is named principal dancer for the 2020-2021 season.
Lisa's career in the performing arts spans 27 years and 15 world-renowned dance companies. Lisa is known for her integrity, quality, passion and dedication to exploring and advancing contemporary ballet and dance on a community and global scale.
Contemporary (Edifying shocks)
She began her career as a performer for numerous choreographers, including George Stamos, Damien Jalet and Benoît Lachambre, of which she was associate artist in his company Par B.L.eux. She has been resolutely turning to choreographic creation since 2011 and is developing an approach aimed at materializing the abstraction of feelings. Her pieces have toured in many festivals including La Biennale de Venise, Les Rencontres Chorégraphiques in Paris, the Festival TransAmériques in Montreal, ImPulsTanz in Vienna, Performance Mix in New York, and in various countries including Lithuania, the Czech Republic, the Slovakia, Spain, Holland, Belgium.
Ballet Jeremy Galdeano has danced with the Grands Ballets Canadiens since 2001 and was first soloist there. Since 2006, Jeremy has also worn the choreographer's hat that has enabled him to produce pieces on the Grands Ballets Canadiens, and to present at the Quartier Danse Festival and the Mexico City Festival.
Ballet Véronique's professional career is dotted with multiple and varied experiences, halfway between ballet and the contemporary. She has danced for the Ballet Preljocaj in France and for the Théâtre National de la Sarre (Germany), and as a freelance artist for the Compagnie Marie Chouinard, the Compañia Tania Perez Salas (Mexico), Ezdanza, the Cirque du Soleil, Ballet Ouest and Andrea Peña & Artists.
Gaga / dancers
Sarah Gibson has danced with Alberta Ballet and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. She is now a Certified Essentrics Technique Instructor and teaches Gaga. Sarah is very happy to share her passion for dance.
Gaga / dancers
Béatrice danced within RUBBERBANDance Group under the direction of Victor Quijada in 2016, and as a freelance artist with Marie Chouinard. From 2018 to 2020, Béatrice danced for Batsheva-The Young Ensemble.
Morgane Le Tiec
Morgane Le Tiec is an artist-performer and choreographer whose work combines visual art, theatricality and choreography. After several years performing for renowned international companies such as La la la Human Steps, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, the Marie Chouinard company and Cirque du Soleil, Morgane now explores choreography, which has earned her several awards.
Alisia Pobega is a dancer, teacher and artistic co-director of LIBERAMAE performance & films, a dance film company. After 12 years at the Grands Ballets Canadiens (soloist), she is now an independent artist, and dances main roles (Skeels Danse, Margie Gillis - Heritage Project, Jane Mappin Danse) and can be seen in several dance films. She is a guest ballet master with BJM Danse and Cas Public, and teaches for institutions such as the National Ballet School of Canada, the École supérieure de ballet du Québec, the EDCM and Springboard Danse Montreal.
Contemporary (VIVUS / movement)
James' career as a dancer spanned more than 25 years, mostly with Compagnie Marie Chouinard. James has danced all over the world to diverse audiences at festivals and in renowned venues. In addition to choreographing, collaborating, performing and directing rehearsals for other artists nationally and internationally, James travels frequently to share his passion for movement. He is a visiting professor in multiple establishments, vocational schools and universities.
Born in Mexico City, Diana trained in dance at the Estudio de Ballet Tecamachalco, the Cuban National Ballet School and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She was a member of the National Dance Company of Mexico before joining the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, where she danced between 2014 and 2019, performing the repertoire of Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Jean Christophe Maillot, Stephan Thoss, Edward Clug, and Didy Veldman, among others, and touring in Canada and abroad. In 2015, she founded Vías, a dance company that she now co-directs with Paco Ziel. Since leaving Les Grands Ballets in 2019, Diana has worked as a freelance writer with Anne Plamondon, Sylvain Émard and Andrew Skeels. She is a member of the Danse à la Carte faculty and has been a guest professor at the Victoria Academy of Ballet, at the Mexican National Ballet Competition, at the Estudio de Ballet Tecamachalco, at the Centro de las Artes de San Agustín, at the Festival Connection.
Contemporary (Flying Low) Peter Jasko was born in 1982 in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia. His first dance class was with the traditional dance company Dumbier Slovakia, with whom he remained for eleven years. From 1996 to 2001 Peter studied at JL Bella Conservatory of Dance in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He continued his studies at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava before entering the PARTS School for Contemporary Dance in Brussels (2002), under the direction of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. His professional experience as a dancer includes international companies and artists such as Opera Banska Bystrica, ASpO, Company Roberto Olivan, OXOXOX - Juri Konjar, G. Barberio Corsetti & Fatou Traore, and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Since 2001, he has also collaborated with David Zambrano as a dancer but also as an assistant in his classes and workshops. Peter Jasko is the co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective, whose productions include Opening Night (2007), Journey Home (2009), The Koncert (2010) and Fragments (2012). In 2014, he ran the Svalbard Company's All Genius All Idiot. The following year, Peter Jasko created Untied Tales (The Vanished Power of the Usual Reign) in collaboration with Clara Furey, which premiered at La Chapelle in Montreal. The same year, Peter Jasko created a representation for 300 seniors for the European Capital of Culture 2015, Plzen (Czech Republic). Over the past twelve years Peter has taught in several countries around the world. Peter Jasko was born in 1982 in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia. He took his first dance classes with the folk dance company Dumbier Slovakia, where he remained for eleven years. From 1996 to 2001, Peter studied at the JL Bella Conservatory of Dance in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He continued his training at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava before entering the P. AT . R .TS School for Contemporary Dance in Brussels (2002), directed by Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. His professional experience includes dancing with such international artists and companies as Opera Banska Bystrica, ASpO, Company Roberto Olivan, OXOXOX - Juri Konjar, G. Barberio Corsetti & Fatou Traore, and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Since 2001, he has also collaborated with David Zambrano as both a performer and as assistant in his classes and workshops. Peter Jasko is the co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective, whose productions include Opening Night (2007), Journey Home (2009), The Koncert (2010) and Fragments (2012). In 2014, he directed the Svalbard Company's All Genius All Idiot. The following year, Peter Jasko created Untied Tales (The Vanished Power of the Usual Reign) in collaboration with Clara Furey, which premiered at La Chapelle in Montreal. The same year Peter Jasko created a performance for 300 seniors as a part of the cultural city of Europe, Plzen 2015. For the past twelve years, he has taught in many countries around the world. © Peggy Jarrell Kaplan
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