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Meet the people behind Les Grands Ballets

iDamian Siqueiros / Dancers: Jerimy Rivera & Edi Blloshmi

Board of directors


Constance V. Pathy, C.M., C.Q., DMUS.,

Ordre national du Québec
Member of the Order of Canada.


Maurice Côté,

Regional Vice President - Laval-Laurentides-Lanaudière
RBC Royal Bank


Stéphane Létourneau,

Senior Executive, University Research Administration
Université de Montréal


Louis-Daniel Gauvin,

Information to come

Membres de l'exécutif

Marlène Larue,

Human Resources Director
Distribution and TransÉnergie Hydro-Québec


Johanne Blanchard,

Power Corporation of Canada

Ross Cammalleri,


Carole Chapdelaine,

Senior Vice-President, Quebec and Eastern Ontario Region

Ginette Depelteau,

Senior Vice-President, Compliance and Responsible Investment
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Marie Lynne Desrochers,

Information to come

Véronique Dorval,

Vice-president, Sponsored Markets & Finance, Client Solutions
Sun Life Financial

Alain Dupont,


Pascale Elharrar,

Associate General Counsel & Managing Director

Maria Guzzo,

Vice-President, Community Affairs
Les Cinémas Guzzo

Christiane Hachey,


Sunny Handa,

Blake, Cassels & Graydon S.E.N.C.R.L./s.r.l.

Stéphanie Lavallée,

Fasken Martineau

Francis S. Maheu,


Marcel Martin,

Regional vice-president, Québec/Eastern Ontario
Great-West Life

Ghislain Richter,


Deborah Shannon Trudeau,

VP Licensing & International Business
Trudeau Corporation

Debra Moses,

Information to come

Jeannie Vondjidis,

Information to come

Pierrette Wong,

Information to come

Bita Christina Cattelan,

Information to come

Jean-Yves Bourgeois,

Information to come

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens - Alain Dancyger - Executive director
iAri Tapiero

Alain Dancyger - Executive director

A native of Limoges, France, Alain Dancyger won his first prize at the conservatory in violin at only thirteen. He continued his studies in violin at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London from 1977 to 1978. He then prepared his Masters in Music with Maestros Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay from the prestigious Juilliard School in New York and graduated in 1984. In 1987, he obtained a Masters in Business Administration from the École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (E.S.S.E.C.) in Paris.

Before joining Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Alain Dancyger was a founding member of the Viri Duo and the Iris Trio. With the Jeunesses Musicales of Yugoslavia, he toured extensively throughout Yugoslavia, France, Belgium and the United States. He also participated in various summer festivals and performed at Capitol Hill in Washington.

Furthermore, Mr. Dancyger held different management and marketing positions in Paris and in New York. In 1987 and 1988, he was acting Internal Consultant for the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (S.N.C.F.) in Paris and from 1988 to 1991, he was invited by the company Frenchrail, a subsidiary of the S.N.C.F. in New York, to establish the Sales and Marketing departments for the North American market. He settled in Québec in 1991 to work as Assistant Director at the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts. He was promoted Director in 1993 and held that position until August 1996, when he was appointed Executive Director of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal.

Applying his expertise in marketing, fundraising and arts management, Alain Dancyger has enhanced the strategic vision of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, and has positively influenced the development of the arts in Montreal. Since 1998, he has sat on the Regroupement Québécois de la Danse board, on the Canadian Arts Summit, on the DIA/DSA Advisory Board of Concordia University, on the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre Museum « Wise Committee », and on the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) Board and Advocacy Committee, and he was elected Chair of the CDA Ballet Companies Standing Council (2009-2012). He also acts regularly as a guest lecturer and sits on the Advisory Committee of the International Arts Management program at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Montreal. He is regularly invited as a speaker in arts management in Canada and internationally.

In 2016, Alain Dancyger received the title of the Chevalier of the National Order of Merit awarded by the French Government. He is also an author, having published articles in the magazine Les écrits of the Académie des Lettres du Québec and at Edito, a subsidiary of Gallimard.



Ivan Cavallari,
Artistic Director

Alain Dancyger,
Executive Director

Gradimir Pankov,
Artistic Director Emeritus

Artistic team

Pierre Lapointe,
Principal Ballet Master

Steve Coutereel,
Ballet Master

Karine Betournay, Estella Gimpilevich, Alla Manukova,


Stéphan Pépin,
Production Director

Jean-François Tremblay,
Technical Director

Simon Bonami,
Technical Director

Gabrielle Lemoine-Brin,
Stage Manager (maternity leave)

Mélanie Ferrero,
Head of Wardrobe

Stéf-Anne Lagacé,
Head of Wardrobe Assistant

Marie-Hélène Gravel,
Project Manager for Wardrobe

Mireille Tremblay,
Costume Cutter

Mélanie Richard,
Costume Cutter

Denise Morin,
Head of Costumes

Caroline Boisvert,
Costume Cutter

Kéli Alexandre, Camélia St-Cyr-Robitaille,
Costume Cutters

Francine Viens, Haude Guyomarc’h, Vicky Brouillard, Sonia Létourneau, Camille Panin, Barbara Cerbo, Silvana Fernandez, Natalie Talbot,

Pierre Desormeaux, Katherine Paré,

Tanya Pettigrew,
Stage Manager

Marc Parent,
Resident Lightning Designer

Raymond Soly,
Resident Sound Designer and Sound Engineer

Kenneth Gregg,
Head Stage Carpenter

Pierre Berthiaume,
Property Master

Jean Bastien,
Head Lighting Technician

Dominic Drouin,
Assistant Head of Lighting

Touring and guest companies

Corinne Jozsef,
Director, Touring and Guest Companies

Marketing, communications and sales

Olivier Le Galliard,
Director, Marketing, Communications and Sales

Marie-Laurence Cloutier,
Marketing and Advertising Manager (maternity leave)

Pia Savoie,
Marketing and Advertising Manager

Sheila Skaiem,
Public Relations Manager

Amélie Lapointe,
Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Vanessa Hauguel,
Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Patrick Pleau,
Multimedia Specialist

Marlene Thibodeau,
Manager, Box Office and Customer Service

Laurence Gauvreau-Pecek,
Box Office and Customer Representative


Elise Charbonneau,
Director, Events and Fundraising

Camille Le Bihan,
Project Manager, Events and Sponsorship

Josée Kleinbaum,
Project Manager, The Nutcracker Market

Rebecca Lowson,
Coordinator, Volunteers and Fundraising

Élise Côté,
Administrative Assistant and Fundraising Agent

Célia Kodja,
Coordinator, Fundraising & Amis des Grands

Laura Corriveau,
Events and Volunteers Assistant

National Center for Dance Therapy

Christian Sénéchal,
Director, National Center of Dance Therapy

Amy Éloïse Mailloux,
Coordinator, National Centre for Dance Therapy

Les Studios

Jonathan Heredia de la Cruz,
Les Studios Manager

Leila Aziza Ateb,
Les Studios and NCDT Coordinator

Kimberly Tremblay, Romain-Denis Turcotte,
Leisure Agents


Mario Théoret,
Director, Finance and Administration

Vincent Mazrou,
Human Resources Manager

Claudine Guérin,
Accountant (temporary absence)

Véronique Anger,
Assistant to the Executive Director (maternity leave)

Sihame Tafza,
Accounting Clerk

Madeleine Alarie,
Executive Assistant

Suzanne Lamanque,

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