Marie-Josée Chartier

A multi-faceted artist, Marie-Josée Chartier moves easily between the worlds of dance, music, opera and multi-media in the roles of choreographer, performer, director, vocalist and teacher. Her choreographic works have been presented in festivals in Canada, Europe and Latin America and have been featured on documentary films and presented on national television and in film festivals. She is the recipient of the 2001 K.M. Hunter Artist Award, the 2015 Jacqueline-Lemieux Prize, nine Dora Mavor Moore Awards nominations, winning for her choreography fifty-one pieces of silver and sharing an award with Urge for And by the way, Miss… Since 2000, Chartier is in demand as a choreographer and director in dance, multi-media and opera productions and collaborates with the Queen of Puddings Music Theatre, the Gryphon Trio, Toca Loca, Tapestry Opera and the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal. She is also active as a guest teacher in major training centres and universities in Canada as well as in Latin America in the field of modern dance, movement for singers and musicians, voice exploration and improvisation. In 2003, the artist founded Chartier Danse in order to support her creative activities. Acclaimed large scale productions include petites danses (six dance works, four short films and 25 performers); Red Brick celebrating composer Michael J. Baker with Arraymusic; Contes pour enfants pas sages with PPS Danse; Screaming Popes with fabrik Potsdam, Germany; and Bas-Reliefs with Danse-Cité, involving eleven collaborators from Montreal and Toronto.