Ms. Danièle Henkel is Chair of the Major Gifts Campaign for Espace danse in the Wilder Building, and is supported by a committee. A renowned businesswoman and Founding President of Entreprises Daniele Henkel Inc., Ms. Henkel holds the distribution rights for Équipements LPG, a line of medical/esthetic treatment devices. A former advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Algeria, she is perhaps best known for her role as a “dragon” on the Radio-Canada program Dans l’œil du dragon, which promotes entrepreneurship in Québec. Ms. Henkel has agreed to carry the torch for the $25.8 million fundraising campaign to support the local community and the dance world, here and abroad.
A campaign committee was put together to oversee outreach and solicitation efforts for the Espace danse campaign as well as for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Tangente, the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal and Agora de la danse. The four organizations now occupy the new premises, a showcase for dance in the heart of Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles district.