Annie Gagnon studied visual arts and then changed to contemporary dance, graduating from the School of Contemporary Dance of Montreal (EDCM) in 2002. Both a performer and choreographer, she has presented her works throughout Quebec, including Si j'étais une de ces femmes, Tout à Trac, Lotus, La Marche invisible, Étude sur le cœur, Les femmes de la Lune Rouge, Reviens vers moi le ventre en premier and Rituel Géométrique. Annie is a rehearsal director and artistic advisor for several choreographers and dance companies: O Vertigo, Estelle Clareton, Alan Lake, Emmanuelle Calvé, Jessica Serli, Destins croisés and PPS Danse. She joined the COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD team in January 2018.
Isabelle Poirier danced with COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD for eight years before becoming its rehearsal master and assistant artistic director in 2006. She completed the technical training program at the l'École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, and she obtained a major in art history from the Montreal University. She has danced with Sarah Bild, Michèle Rioux, Montanaro Danse, Roger Sinha, and she has taught at the dance department at Concordia University and at l'École de danse contemporaine de Montréal. She is the Linda Rabin Award 2003 prize winner for her achievement.
Carol Prieur started her career with Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers. She has worked with the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault. Grants permitted her to pursue her studies in New York, Europe and India where she was initiated into Kalarypayattu, an Indian martial art form. Since she became a member of COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD in 1995, three solos have been created for her: Humanitas, Étude Poignante, and Mouvements. She received an Award for Best Performance in Marie Chouinard’s film, Cantique no. 1, at the Moving Pictures Festival of Dance on Film and Video Award in Toronto. In 2010, Carol is named Dancer of the Year by the prestigious German magazine TANZ and in 2014, she is awarded at LES PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL the PRIX RQD - INTERPRÈTE.
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