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ERIN O'LOUGHLIN’s professional training includes the Alvin Ailey School in New York City and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. In 2010 she graduated with a BA in Dance and International Relations from the University of Calgary. In Alberta, she danced with companies M-Body (Davida Monk) and La Caravan Dance Theatre (Maya Lewandowsky) as well as with independent choreographers Helen Husak, Deanne Walsh, and Veronica Benz. With funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts she has attended a number of workshops including ImPulsTanz (AT), the Gaga Intensive with the Batsheva Dance Company (IL, USA) and Transformation Danse (CAN). In Montréal, Ms. O’Loughlin’s professional experience includes Compagnie Bouge de Là (Hélène Langevin), Sinha Danse (Roger Sinha), and Andrea Peña & Artists. She has been fortunate to receive support from the Canada Council for the Arts for several choreographic research processes and spent several months of 2016 in Mumbai, India working for Bollywood choreographer, Shiamak Davar.

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Born in New Brunswick, François Richard is now a freelance independent dancer based in Montreal; post an extensive professional career. Trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet his career has led him across Canada, to the United States, and Europe, where he danced for several companies including the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Les Grands Ballet Canadiene, Atlantic Ballet Theater of Canada, José Navas / Company Flak, EZ Danza, Sinha Dance, Virtuo Dance and as first dancer at Ballet Ouest Montréal. During his current independent career he works for several choreographers including: Jose Navas, Sylvain Emard, Shawn Hounsell, Andrea Peña, Edgar Zendejas, Victor Quijada, Roger Sinha, Igor Dobrovolsky. François’ practice includes teaching to professionals at Concordia University, DancEast Dance Center, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, and Dance à la Carte.


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Born in Romania and raised in Canada, Laura is a graduate of the Laban Center in London, UK and The School of Dance in Ottawa. She has professional training in theatre as well as in latin and ballroom dance. Her professional development has included training at P.A.R.T.S. in Belgium and with the company Ate9 in Los Angeles. In August of 2012, Laura graduated from the first official Gaga Teacher Training Program in Tel Aviv, Israel under the mentorship of Ohad Naharin and is the first certified Gaga teacher in Canada. She has taught for Compagnie Marie Chouinard, the RQD, l’ÉDCMTL, and L’École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec, among others. In June of 2016 she performed at the Venice Biennale of Dance for Israeli/French choreographer Emanuel Gat. Laura, alongside Geneviève Boulet and Erin O'Loughlin, is a founding member of LA TRESSE. In 2017 they participated in Springboard Danse Montréal as Emerging Choreographers and in 2018 were featured as cover artists on the Dance Current magazine's March/April issue. Laura has been a part of Andrea Peña & Artists since 2014.


Kevin a commencé son entraînement en danse au Minnesota  à l’École de Danse Larkin. En 2005, il se joint au Odyssey Dance Theater au Utah, puis avec Company C à San Francisco, présentant les oeuvres de Twaila Tharp. En 2009, Kevin se joint aux Ballets Jazz de Montréal pour une durée de 4 ans. Il étudie présentement en Architecture Intérieure et travaille en tant qu’artiste indépendant.


Hugo Dalphond questions synergy between body, space and light through elaborating and building scenographic devices. It is principally by making viewers and performers coexist within a same space, and by modulating their perception of that space that it creates alternative sensory experiences. This distinction is made in different co-presence qualities, and thus, the gain of our interactions and relationship with others.


Since 2015, he tackles these issues in a PhD. His work is related to space and its potential to become a refuge where it is permitted to experiment with the world under other sensorial modalities.

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Born in 1989 in Barretos in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, Márcio Vinícius Paulino Silveira trained with the Bolshoi Theatre School in Joinville. After receiving his technical degree in contemporary dance in 2009, Márcio worked briefly for the Young Company of the Bolshoi Theatre School in Brazil. In 2010, Márcio joined as Soloist Dancer the internationally renowned Montreal dance company La La La Human Steps and traveled abroad to perform their latest creation. In 2014, Marcio joined EzDanza dance company in Montreal as Guest Artist. In 2015, Márcio joined Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, where he traveled abroad and performed six different works in the company’s repertoire. In the same year, Márcio worked as a choreographer for a video concept and performed for HEART-IBIZA, a Diner-show/Nightclub created by 45 Degrees – Cirque du Soleil. In 2016 and 2017, he was invited to choreograph and oversee the artistic performances for the ANNUAL BAL DU MAC at the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Montreal. In 2016, Márcio worked as a dancer for the Opera Starmania in Quebec City. As well in 2018, He was invited by the Operá de Québec to choreograph and perform for the Opera Carmen. In the past eight years, Márcio performed in 19 countries and over 170 cities around the globe. Marcio joined Andrea Peña & Artists 2016.







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