Chantal Cadieux lives and breathes dance. Her name is intimately linked to the development and influence of dance in Acadia. For as long as she can remember, this art form has always been at the heart of her universe. A complete and committed artist, Chantal has been persevering, going the extra mile, sharing and transmitting her love, passion and vision of dance for over 40 years. She has trained several generations of dancers and performers in the world of dance and theater. Also a professor at the School of Kinesiology at the Université de Moncton, her expertise has been extended to the training of teachers in physical education through dance since 1995.
Julie continued her training at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks in Calgary, Alberta where she was the recipient of a scholarship for her 4 years of study in Simonson, Matt Mattox, Luigi and Jump Rythm techniques. During her time in Calgary, Julie toured extensively with her school and participated in several other performances in the region. Her sense of adventure then led her to accept a dance contract on a cruise ship with Carnival Cruise Lines for which she traveled for a year in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Parallel to her dance career, Julie holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the Université de Moncton and a Master's degree in Clinical Science Research from the Université de Sherbrooke.
Chantal Baudouin takes her first dance classes at the École DansEncorps. Ten years later, as a member of the Compagnie DansEncorps, she toured and performed at the provincial, national and international level on several occasions (Brazil, Netherlands, Jamaica, Niger). Chantal continued her studies in dance at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre where she graduated in 2012 . Chantal was an apprentice with Toronto Dance Theatre for their 2012-2013 artistic season. In 2013, she danced for ProjectLIMB in Gabriel Forestieri's Glass Jaw in New York City. In 2014, Chantal joined the DansEncorps team as a member of the Company, happy to participate in the L'école buissonnière tour and to contribute to the creation of the shows Respire par le nez (Take a Deep Breath) and Resistance. Chantal also works with the Montreal company PPS Danse. Chantal won the Éloizes 2018 award: Artist of the year in dance.
Originally from Moncton, Vanessa pursued her first pre-professional dance training at Quinte Ballet School as a teenager from 2010-2012. Vanessa then went on to pursue professional studies in contemporary dance at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre where she graduated in 2017. During her summers in Toronto, Vanessa continued her dance training and participated in the Alias Dance Projects summer intensive program in 2017, and the Apprentice Program with ProArteDanza in 2016. Vanessa also had the opportunity to work with Paul-André Fortier on the piece Octobre Sky for the 2016 Nuit Blanche festival. In 2015, she also had the chance to perform with Cirque Stella for the Atlantic Circus Festival. Vanessa has been performing for the company DansEncorps since 2017 in the work Résistance.
Rokaya began her professional training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School at the age of ten, and upon completion of the seven-year program she performed with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company for three years. This experience continued into an illustrious career as a soloist dancer with numerous companies including the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada (2003-2006), Alberta Ballet (2007), the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (2008) and the company DansEncorps (2015). In July 2010, Rokaya had the honour of working as Chief Choreographer for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics in Moncton. She joined DancEast in 2007 as Artist-in-Residence and then as a full-time teacher as Ballet Master and Assistant Director from 2008 to 2014. She currently teaches ballet at DansEncorps in Moncton as part of her pre-professional training program.
Estelle Dupuis has been teaching at École DansEncorps for over 10 years. Graduated from the Pre-Professional Program (Young Troupe) in 2011, she has danced professionally for the Compagnie DansEncorps in the productions Allons-y, Connivence and École buissonnière. Her career as a teacher and performer at DansEncorps has given her the opportunity to train and perform locally, nationally (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Yukon) and internationally (France, Jamaica, Taiwan, Australia). Estelle Dupuis also holds a Bachelor's degree from the Université de Moncton (major in history and minor in political science) and a Master's degree in history from Laurentian University in Sudbury.