Dancers

Soloist

Photo : Eric Piché

Jean-Sébastien Couture

St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec). Canada
“I like ultra- precise movement that blends perfectly with the music, but I love completely free movement that makes no sense at all and that forces us NOT to ask ourselves any questions…the kind of movement that makes dance what it is.”
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Training

2002 École supérieure de danse du Québec

1992-2000 École de danse Maureen MacDonald (jazz and tap)

Career

1999-2002 Jeune ballet du Québec

2000 Takes part in the Banff Festival for the Arts

2001 Part of the Balanchine repertoire at the Banff Festival for the Arts. He teaches tap, jazz and the jig at the École de danse Maureen MacDonald

2002 Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal (corps de ballet)

2004 Promoted to demi-soloist

2008 Promoted to soloist

Repertory

Jean-Sébastien Couture has performed main roles in dance works by Françoise Vaussenat, Brian McDonald, Thierry Malandin, Marie-Christine Dabadi, Christophe Garcia, Hélène Blackburn, Ginette Laurin, Carlos Ovarez, Jean-Louis Morin and Louis-Martin Charest. He has also danced in The Nutcracker (Fernand Nault) and The Queen of Spades (Kim Brandstrup). He has also appeared in works by Denise Biggi, Jane Mappin, Roger Sinha and Frédéric Tavernini, Shawn Hounsell, Wen Wei Wang, Joe Laughlin, Crystal Pite, Jiří Kylián, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, George Balanchine, Stijn Celis, Didy Veldman, Helgi Tomasson, Jean-Christophe Maillot and Peter Quanz.

Awards

2000 Lauréat de la bourse Andrea Boardman

2001 Lauréat du prix du Lieutenant-gouverneur

2008 Lauréat du prix du public David Sela (Concours chorégraphique des Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal)

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