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The team

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

Rinku Chaterji Mondal,


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-presidente, Sponsored Markets & Finance,
Client Solutions

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

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

Alain Dancyger - Executive director

A native of Limoges, France, Alain Dancyger studied violin at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London from 1977 to 1978. He then completed his Master's Degree in Music with Maestros Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York and graduated in 1984. In 1987, he obtained a Master's Degree in Business Administration from École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (E.S.S.E.C) in Paris.

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

Alain Dancyger held different management and marketing positions in Paris and in New York. In 1987 and 1988, he was acting Internal Consultant for 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 a sales and marketing department for the North American market. He relocated to Montreal in 1991 to work as Assistant Director at Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts. He was promoted to 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, and has positively influenced the development of the arts in Montreal more generally. Since 1998, he has sat on the Regroupement Québécois de la Danse board, as well as on the Canadian Arts Summit, the DIA/DSA Advisory Board of Concordia University, the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre Museum "Wise Committee", and the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) Advocacy Committee, He was also elected Chair of the CDA Ballet Companies Standing Council (2009-2012) and is a regular guest lecturer in the HEC Arts Manager Program.



Ivan Cavallari,
Artistic Director

Alain Dancyger,
Executive Director

Gradimir Pankov,
Artistic Director Emeritus

Artistic team

Pierre Lapointe,
Principal Ballet Master

Steve Coutereel,
Ballet Master


Stéphan Pépin,
Production Director

Jean-François Tremblay,
Technical Director

Gabrielle Lemoine-Brin,
Stage Manager

Mélanie Ferrero,
Head of Wardrobe

Stéf-Anne Lagacé,
Head of Wardrobe Assistant

Mireille Tremblay,
Costume Cutter

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

Patrick Pleau,
Multimedia Specialist

Marlene Thibodeau,
Manager, Box Office and Customer Service

Marie-Joëlle Bedard,
Subscription Campaign Team Manager (maternity leave)

Leila Aziza Ateb,
Sales and Customer Service Representative


Elise Charbonneau,
Director, Events and Fundraising

Camille Le Bihan,
Project Manager, Events and Sponsorship - Maternity leave

Anne-Catherine Rioux,
Advisor, donations and fundations (temporary absence)

Josée Kleinbaum,
Project Manager, The Nutcracker Market

Rebecca Lowson,
Coordinator, Volunteers and Fundraising

Élise Côté,
Administrative Assistant and Fundraising Agent

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


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)

Madeleine Alarie,
Executive Assistant

Martine Labelle,

Suzanne Lamanque,