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.
For over 20 years, Lucie has worked on various artistic projects as a performer, teacher, rehearsal director and choreographer. As a freelance contemporary dance artist, she has danced in many
new creations and repertoire works by Montreal choreographers. In 2015, her work was awarded the prestigious Prix interprète des Prix de la danse de Montréal. As a rehearsal director, she
collaborates with choreographers Manuel Roque, Katia-Marie Germain, Tony Chong, Frédérick Gravel and Clara Furey. She began working as a rehearsal director with Compagnie Marie Chouinard in 2011,
assisting Marie in her solo Gloire du Matin. Since then, she has been assigned to some of the Company's projects on an intermittent basis.
Tony Chong is a choreographer, dancer, performer and creative director. He has an eclectic and inquisitive appetite for many forms of creativity, which has led him to work in dance, circus,
theater, new media technology, film, cooking and photography.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, he continued his studies in New York at New York University's Tisch School
for the Arts, and in San José, California, with The Limon West and The Limon Company.
Tony launched his RNTF (Remember Not To Forget) Collective with Carol Prieur as well as other personal creative pursuits and projects such as his latest solo Invisible无形. Tony has received awards
from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec for his creative activities and works.
From 2005 to 2008, Tony was the co-artistic director and then artistic director of Groupe Dance Lab in Ottawa, Ontario. He toured for a year with Cirque du Soleil in 2018-2019 as assistant
artistic director on the show Totem. Tony is also working with the collective Bluemouth inc. Since 2012, Tony has been part of the rehearsal team at La Compagnie Marie Chouinard.
Kimberley de Jong
Kimberley began her career as a professional dancer in Europe, dancing for choreographer Itzik Galili in the Netherlands. In 2006, she moved to Montreal to join La Compagnie Marie Chouinard. In
2012, she began her role as rehearsal director, teaching repertoire such as Body Remix at Gothenburg in Sweden. Over the past ten years, she has worked as a freelance dancer for Frédérick Gravel,
Sylvain Emard, Alan Lake, Martin Messier and Caroline Laurin Beaucage, among others. Kimberley recently presented her own work entitled "The Day the Wild Cried" with the musician Jason Sharp, at
La Chapelle Scène Contemporaine. She is artist-in-residence for the research-creation project on the reappropriation of maternity conceived by the McConnell Chair-Université de Montréal in
partnership with the Centre d'exposition de l'Université de Montréal. She will present her exhibition (M)other in January 2024 with 6 dancers. Kimberley is also a Doula and mother of three.
Ami Shulman was born and raised in South Africa, and has been based in Montreal since 2001. She graduated in the Performing Arts (Honors) in 1997 and has since worked prolifically in diverse
aspects of theatre: from performance to set, costume and lighting design. She has danced with numerous highly regarded choreographers - most notably Gregory Maqoma, Jose Navas and Marie
Chouinard. She is currently working in collaboration with musician and videographer Joseph Rovan. Ami teaches contemporary technique and has taught at the Juilliard School (New York, USA) ; the
Rotterdam Danse Academy (Rotterdam, Netherlands) ; Brown University (Providence, USA) ; the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa) ; Concordia University (Montreal, Canada)
and is a regular teacher at the Springboard Project (Montreal). Ami works as a rehearsal director for several dance companies/artists most notably for Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Jose Navas and
Compagnie Flak. Performer, educator and rehearsal director - Ami Shulman continues to tour extensively internationally in the various aspects of her expertise in dance.
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.