Michael Brunet

Self-taught designer, Michael Brunet studied computer science, acting and directing. The year after completing his bachelor’s degree in theatre, Mr. Brunet was discovered by Robert Lepage, who invited him to light the show Capitale Nationale Capital at the National Arts … Read More

Susie Burpee

Originally from Manitoba, Susie Burpee (Modern) is a graduate of both the Senior Professional Program of Contemporary Dancers and the Theatre and Dance Department of the University of Winnipeg (BA Honours). Ms Burpee further augmented her studies at the Cunningham … Read More

Louis-Martin Charest

Born in Montréal, Louis-Martin Charest is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School. He began his career with the Ottawa Ballet before joining Portugal’s national ballet company as a soloist. In 1993, Louis-Martin joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal … Read More

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 … Read More

Laura Cournoyea

Laura Cournoyea is a Toronto-based arts administrator, living and working in Toronto and beyond. She splits her time between dance, theatre and event management. Recent credits include: Stage and Production Management for The Dietrich Group, Bouchardanse, James Kudelka, Laurence Lemieux, … Read More

Eve Egoyan

Eve Egoyan is a pianist, an artist whose medium is the piano. Her performances encompass extremely contrasting sensibilities: from Alvin Curran’s five-hour long Inner Cities to Erik Satie’s miniatures; from minimalist Simple Lines of Enquiry by Ann Southam to maximalist new complexity works by Michael Finnissy; from the barely audible to … Read More

Denise Fujiwara

Denise Fujiwara is a recipient of the Toronto Arts Foundation Award for International Achievement in Dance. EUNOIA, a multimedia work based on Christian Bök’s Griffin Poetry Prize winning book, premiered at World Stage in Toronto. It was nominated for three … Read More

Claude Guilmain

Playwright, conceptualizer, set designer and director, Claude Guilmain is cofounder of le Théâtre La Tangente, compagnie de creation of Toronto and was its artistic director for 13 years (1994 to 2007). Multifaceted artist, Claude Guilmain combines several artistic disciplines for … Read More

Guillaume Houët-Brisebois

Involved in the dance and theatre scenes for over a dozen years, Guillaume alternately works as a stage technician, stage manager, technical manager and production manager, both during production creation and when on tour, but his main focus is lighting … Read More

Louis Laberge-Côté

Louis Laberge-Côté is a Toronto-based dancer, choreographer, teacher, and rehearsal director. An acclaimed performer, he has danced nationally and internationally with over 20 companies, and has been a full-time member of Toronto Dance Theatre (1999-2007) and the Kevin O’Day Ballett … Read More

Cheryl Lalonde

Born and raised in Toronto, Cheryl Lalonde began her career in the arts with Act IV Theatre at Adelaide Court. After two years backstage at Toronto Workshop Productions her design debut was for the premiere production of Thompson Highway’s The … Read More

Christian Laurin

Originally from Montréal, Christian Laurin studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. In 1992, he moved to Toronto and studied clowning, mask and improvisation with Michael Kennard and John Turner (Mump & Smoot), with whom he eventually … Read More

Ayelen Liberona

Born in Toronto to Chilean political refugees, performer and choreographer Ayelen Liberona is nomadic by nature. Infused with a kinetic imagination, she studied dance in Cuba, received an anthropology degree at the University of Toronto and then moved to New … Read More

Bernard Meney

Bernard Meney is a graduate of the Grands Ballets Canadiens and the Conservatoire d’Art dramatique de Montréal. In Europe, he danced for Maurice Béjart’s Ballet du XXe siècle and the Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse, among others. In Quebec, he … Read More

Aurélien Muller

Aurélien is a freelance photographer based in Toronto. Trained as a cameraman, he then joined the School of Photography in Vevey (Switzerland) before coming to study international relations at York University. His first collaboration with Théâtre la Tangente was with … Read More

Louise Naubert

Trained at le Conservatoire de Musique et d’Art dramatique du Québec à Hull and at Ottawa University, Louise has a talent for combining various disciplines. She has played more than fifty roles, directed eight readings and five productions. We have … Read More

Kimberly Purtell

Kimberly Purtell is a Toronto based lighting designer for theatre, opera and dance. Her designs have been critically acclaimed on the national and international stage having been seen across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Prague, China, … Read More

Marianna Rosato

A Toronto native, Marianna Rosato received her BFA from Ryerson’s Theatre School’s Technical Production Program in 2006, where she now teaches Dance Stage Management. Rosato spent three years as the assistant stage manager for Toronto Dance Theatre as the Metcalf Foundation Intern. Since … Read More

Lisa Anne Ross

Lisa Anne Ross is a performer, creator, educator and community arts practitioner who after working in Toronto for over 10 years, has relocated to Fredericton, New Brunswick. Lisa began her studies at Dalhousie University, completing a Bachelor’s Degree in the … Read More

Thomas Ryder Payne

Thomas Ryder Payne is a composer, producer and sound designer. Starting as a songwriter with a 4-track recorder, Thomas has followed a varied musical career including studying with composer James Tenney, recording and touring for six years with the Juno … Read More

Phil Strong

Phil Strong is an award winning sound designer and composer based in Toronto – working in film, dance, theatre, musical performance and art installation. Since his two year internship at the Banff Centre For The Arts, Phil has received commissions … Read More

Gerry Trentham

Over his 30-year career Gerry Trentham has been acclaimed throughout North America and Europe for roles he originated in many of Canada’s most prominent choreographies including works during his seven-year tenure with Serge Bennathan’s Dancemakers. As founder and Artistic Director … Read More

Lindsay Ziel-Vogel

Lindsay Zier-Vogel is a Toronto-based writer, arts educator and bookmaker. She studied dance at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and completed a Masters of English at the University of Toronto. She is currently working on her second novel titled … Read More

Chartier Danse

In 2003, Marie-Josée Chartier founded Chartier Danse in order to support her creative activities. She believes in bringing contemporary artists of diverse disciplines from the beginning of the creation to allow the development of layered, meticulous and integrated work and … Read More

Sashar Zarif Dance Theatre

Founded in 1993, SZDT is a professional Toronto based dance company with both traditional and contemporary works. SZDT produces an annual performance series, tours internationally and offers residencies, lecture-demonstrations, and classes in Near Eastern and Central Asian dance character, technique … Read More

Théâtre la Tangente

Le Théâtre la Tangente produces hybrid original works combining theatre, music, dance and video. Entertaining and thought provoking, the company’s artistic projects are articulated in the constant evolution of its founding members who, engaged in writing, set design, music, lighting … Read More