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Jeunes gouverneurs

Jessica Drolet
SYRUS Reputation

Élise Sauvé
Practice Optimization
Stikeman Elliott
Organizing committee
Caroline Abastado, CRHA Sourcing specialist, recruitment SNC-Lavalin inc.

Marie-Christine Beaulieu
Senior Analyst, Renewable Resources PSP Investments

Mélanie Beauvais, FICA, FSA
Consultant, Retirement
Aon Hewitt

Sophie Bergeron, EEE, CPA, CA 
Senior Manager 

Lise Berichel,
Blake, Cassels & Graydon 

Luce Caillères
Coordinator and Executive Assistant, Fundraising
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

Catherine Coursol

Lawyer, Civil and Commercial Litigation
Deslauriers & Cie, Avocats s.a.

Sophie Gagnon
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada

Camille Lamy
Projet manager - Marketing

Alexandra Meunier
Lawyer, Labour and Employment Law
Fasken Martineau

Claudia O’Connor Messier, CPA, CA
Senior Consultant
Navigant Conseil LJ Inc.

Jean-René Roy


Nicolas Rubbo
Director, Client and business development
McCarthy Tetrault

Maxime Vallée-Gravel 
Internal Sales Advisor 
Pattison Outdoor Advertising Linkedin


Founded in 2012, the Jeunes Gouverneurs committee is made up of young professionals interested in getting involved in the cultural community and philanthropy. Their mission is to make the ballet accessible to everyone by creating networking opportunities through fundraising events and campaigns in collaboration with Les Grands Ballets. The committee was created with the goal of introducing young professionals to fundraising and philanthropy. Through this experience, members gain valuable experience in preparing, implementing and promoting a fundraising event, while developing their skills in seeking funding and creating networking opportunities.


Passionate about art and philanthropy, our mission is to make the ballet more accessible for everyone. Our primary role, however, is sharing our love and appreciation in dance. We are continually surpassing ourselves to find new ways to help our peers discover the beauty of this art form.
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We are proud to have created a committee of young professionals who share the same enthusiasm towards this cause. We are equally proud to help cultivate excellence in the arts in Montreal by contributing to the promotion of the cultural community and breeding an interest in artistic activities. Our involvement with Les Jeunes Gouverneurs has given us a wonderful opportunity to grow, both professionally and personally.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors and partners, and hope to see you at our upcoming events. Please don’t hesitate to contact us on LinkedIn to chat about art and to find out more details about our upcoming activities. Jessica Drolet, Founder and Co-President and Élise Sauvé Co-President Close


Being a members of Les Jeunes Gouverneurs gives you :
  • An opportunity to work in direct collaboration with a prestigious cultural organization
  • Networking opportunities through various events

You are a young soul and you are  interested in getting involved with Les Grands Ballets? Join Les Jeunes Gouverneurs! Send an introduction letter and your resume to  Luce Cailleres.


ANNUAL BENEFIT EVENT - Jeunes Gouverneurs Event THE LITTLE PRINCE - Saturday March 21, 2015

Les Jeunes Gouverneurs' annual event is back for a third year in a row! Starting at 6 p.m., the committee will welcome participants at the Place des Arts' Salon Urbain for a cocktail buffet, prior to seeing Didy Veldman’s The Little Prince. The evening will continue after the performance with Les Grands Ballets' dancers, more finger food, an open bar and gifts! An unforgettable evening not to be missed! For photos of previous editions, go to the bottom of the page!
Reserve now using the on-line form. Tickets are limited and reservations required; two
weeks prior to the event, tickets for the cocktail and performance will be sent to you.
Watch last year’s event’s video

 Networking cocktails

Networking events will be held throughout the season followed by a performance of Les Grands Ballets.
  • ANNA KARENINA - Thursday, April 16
    Cocktail at 7 p.m. followed by the show at 8 p.m., Balcony tickets Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts - 70 $
  • DEATH AND THE MAIDEN– Thursday, May 19
    Cocktail at 7 p.m. followed by the show at 8 p.m., Parterre tickets Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts - 75 $

Reserve now using the on-line form. (Tickets are limited and reservations required; two weeks prior to the event, tickets for the cocktail and performance will be sent to you.)

Ballet Classes

Ballet classes will be given throughout the season by a dancer from Les Grands Ballets, at our studios (4816 Rivard, Studio A) – 20$ per person for an hour class.

• Choreographic workshop: Saturday, January 24, 11 a.m. to noon, given by Jean-Sébastien Couture
• Choreographic workshop: Saturday, February 28, 11 a.m. to noon, given by Vanesa G. R. Montoya

Book your tickets using the  on-line form now ! Limited seats available (mandatory reservation, no reimbursement).

All proceeds will go directly to Les Grands Ballets. For more information:
Luce Cailleres
514-849-8681, ext. 229


  • March 15, 2014: Les Jeunes Gouverneurs’ Benefit Evening
    Fundraising evening hosted by Les Jeunes Gouverneurs in the Urban Salon at Place des Arts, animated by Virginie Coosa. The evening began with cocktails and hors d’œuvres, followed by the performance of Peter Quanz’s ballet Rodin/Claudel and an evening with the 35 dancers of Les Grands Ballets, open bar, small bites, photo booth and gifts. The event welcomed over 300 guests and $46,745 were raised!

  • November 16, 2013, January 18, February 8 and April 19 2014: Ballet Classes
    Ballet classes in the company studios, taught by one dancer of Les Grands Ballets offered at $20 per person.

  • October 10, 2013: Sleeping Beauty Networking Cocktail
    Networking cocktail and private conference at 6:30 P.M. at the Théâtre Maisonneuve de la Place des Arts, followed by a performance of Sleeping Beauty at 8:P.M.
    Event Photos (Nightlife) Jeunes Gouverneurs_Grands Ballets

  • May 25, 2013: Les Jeunes Gouverneurs ‘ Evening to benefit The Nutcracker Fund for Children
    This young committee’s first annual fundraising event took place on May 25, 2013 in the Urban Salon at Place des Arts. Guests enjoyed an unforgettable evening, complete with cocktails, a performance of the ballet Rêve and a night of dancing in the company of the dancers of Les Grands Ballets. The event welcomed nearly 300 guests and raised $30,000 within the framework of Les Grands Ballets’ Draw to benefit The Nutcracker Fund for Children.

  • October 27, 2012 :Kaguyahime Networking Cocktail
    On October 27th, Les Jeunes Gouverneurs hosted their very first networking event. The committee, made up of 14 members, invited 50 young professionals to a reception held in the Green Salon of the Wilfrid-Pelletier Theater at Place des Arts, followed by a performance of Kaguyahime, Princess of the Moon and a private post-performance conference about the show

For more information:
Luce Cailleres
514-849-8681, ext. 229