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 2015 Jacqueline Lemieux Prize, the 2001 K.M. Hunter Artist Award, nine Dora Mavor Moore Awards nominations, winning for fifty-one pieces of silver and sharing an award with Urge for And by the way, Miss.

Since 2000, Chartier also works steadily as a director in dance, multi-media and opera productions and collaborates with the Queen of Puddings Music Theatre, the Gryphon Trio, Toca Loca, Tapestry Opera, the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal and Théâtre français de Toronto. She is active as a guest teacher in major training centres and universities in Canada and Latin America in the field of modern dance, movement for singers, voice exploration and improvisation.

In 2003, Marie-Josée founded Chartier Danse in order to support her creative activities. Acclaimed large scale productions include petites danses 2014-2017 with different community editions; Stria, a solo by and for Chartier; 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, Montréal.