Jeanne-Marie Robillard loves matching inspirational messages to audiences. For her, there’s nothing like enjoying a live artistic experience, sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in the audience and sharing an “ah-ha” moment with everyone in the room.
With 15 years experience as Director of Sales & Marketing with Prologue to the Performing Arts, Robillard represented over 35 performing artists and companies. In her earlier career, she worked in Visual Arts at the AGO, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. Now in her 14th year at the National Speakers Bureau, she is helping to create the ‘wow’ factor by representing high-calibre individuals for their speaking engagements. When Robillard isn’t helping to inspire audiences, she’s a busy mother and wife, with her husband and teen son. Originally from Ottawa, she has been based in Toronto for more that 30 years. She is fluently bilingual.
Natasha Finlay is delighted to join the board of BoucharDanse, having an ongoing admiration for the company’s work and deep respect for Artistic Director Sylvie Bouchard.
Finlay is a dance notator and pre-show speaker for The National Ballet of Canada. Previously the notator and rehearsal manager for Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Finlay has also documented works for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, James Kudelka, Peggy Baker, Paul-André Fortier, Marie-Josée Chartier, Nova Bhattacharya and Danny Grossman. Twice a gold medal recipient in piano pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Music, she runs a piano studio in Toronto. She tutors for the Royal Academy of Dance’s Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies, and has managed outreach programs for Dreamwalker Dance Company, Dance Collection Danse and DanceWorks.
Caroline Caire is a performing arts manager who has worked for different organizations since 2010 in France, Canada and Switzerland.
She first came to Canada volunteering for various festivals in Montréal, and ended up working as a programming and production coordinator for Zoofest, as well as a project manager at Bite Size Entertainment managing the creative process of promotional campaigns for Juste pour rire, Just For Laughs and Zoofest. Before moving to Canada in 2016, she worked in Geneva as an administration and production coordinator for Tutu Production, working closely with Swiss contemporary choreographers and theatre directors, where she really discovered the joy of collaborating with passionate artists on dance projects.
She spent her first two years in Toronto working at the Dance Umbrella of Ontario as their Manager of Producing and Administration, where she had the privilege to work for Dusk Dances, BoucharDanse, Bill Coleman, Marie-Josée Chartier, Subtle Technologies, Throwdown Collective, to name a few. During this incredibly rich experience, she got to discover, know, appreciate and love the artistic work of BoucharDanse.
She recently started a new professional route – teaching French as a second language – but kept a foot in dance, working as a freelance agent for Swiss contemporary dance companies.
She is very honoured and excited to be part of BoucharDanse board of directors as their new volunteer treasurer!