Karina received her degree from Pierre-Laporte HighSchool (1996), and then from the Dance Conservatory of Montreal for her classical training. Upon completion of her studies, she was hired in Notre Dame de Paris’s production, for a world tour lasting more than 5 years long. Since 2004, Karina works closely with Dave St-Pierre. She dances in Bare naked souls and she has participate to the creation of A little tenderness for crying out loud! and Foudre. Karina was also part of the cast of Poésie, sandwichs et autres soirs qui penchent (Loui Mauffette), Croire au mal (Jeremie Niel) and Les Angèles, ces derniers bleus (group collective C'est juste lundi). In film, we have seen her in Aux limites de la scène (Guillaume Paquin). In 2013, Karina also participate in the creation of Plomb (Virginie Brunelle) and Falls (Alix Dufresne). Since 2009, Karina continues her collaboration with Danièle Desnoyers / Le Carré des Lombes. She dances in Là où je vis and participates in the creation of Dévorer le ciel, Sous la peau la nuit and Paradoxe Mélodie as well as the [re]création of Duos pour corps et instruments. (credit : Luc Senécal)
Born and raised in Cape Breton, Molly Johnson is a Toronto-based freelance dance artist. A graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Molly works with the likes of Nova Bhattacharya, Sylvie Bouchard, Susie Burpee, and Heidi Strauss. She spends her summers performing in parks across Ontario and beyond with Dusk Dances, and collaborates regularly with Forcier Stage Works. Molly dances for Montréal's Le Carré des Lombes, interpreting Danièle Desnoyers' acclaimed works across Canada and abroad. Under the umbrella of MjB, she creates movement-based performance projects in collaboration with musician James Bunton. Molly was a 2012 recipient of an Ontario Arts Council Residency grant, a 2013 Finalist for the Toronto Arts Foundation's Emerging Artist Award, and she has a Dora Mavor Moore Award sitting on her desk.
Jean-Benoit Labrecque graduate of the Montreal School of Contemporary Dance in 2015. His interest for the unique culture of urban dance brings him to enrich his dance by the sides of Angelo Ameur, founder of the hip-hop community in Montreal. Authenticity and instinct are qualities that have emerged from the mingling of these two worlds and have nourrished his artistic research as a performer. His experiences with choreographers such as José Navas, Tedd Robinson, Estelle Clareton, Jacques Poulin-Denis and Sasha Kleinplatz have revived his interest to work in the performing arts. Jean-Benoit is Currently working with the Social Growl Dance company, Forêt Noire and Le Carré des Lombes.
Jason grew up in Montreal and started dancing at the age of 21. In 2012, he graduated from the Montreal School of Contemporary Dance where he studied with big names such as Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood, Linda Rabin and Marc Boivin. Having a clear appetite for movements, he perfects himself through numerous workshops in which he pratices the Gaga, the Axys Syllabus and the Contact Dance. Jason now performs with Danièle Desnoyers / Le Carré des Lombes, Compagnie Marie Chouinard and Daniel Leveille Danse.
Born in France, Louis-Elyan Martin studied English Literature and History in England and in Australia, and obtained a Master Degree in 2008 at Université d’Aix-Marseille. Eager to pursue his passion for dance, he pursues his studies and started a bachelor in contemporary dance at Concordia University, Montreal in 2008. He continues his training at the Montreal School of Contemporary Dance, and graduates in 2012. In 2009, he works with Danièle Desnoyers’s company Le Carré des Lombes through the Springboard Danse Montreal. He dances for the companies O’Vertigo, Destins Croisés, Holy body tattoo and he also works with independant choreographers such as Alan Lake, Caroline Laurin Beaucage, and Claudia Chan Tak. His first full length piece IDdouble was presented at ZoneHoma, Vue sur la relève, Maisons de la culture of Montreal and in France. His new creation Titanomachie was presented at Festival Quartiers Danse in September 2016. In 2017, Louis-Elyan will join Le Carré des Lombes and he will dance in Paradoxe Mélodie.
Trained at École de danse de Québec, Brice Noeser works since 2006 as a dancer and choreographer. He has presented his creations in Montreal, Quebec City, Alma and Winnipeg. Since 2009, he has been commissioned to create in different contexts. Recently, he organized and directed a research to meet different interpreters to nourish and define his artistic vision. In 2014-2015, he will be presenting a new solo piece about the thoughts, the speech and the movement in Montreal and Quebec City. As a dancer, Brice has collaborated for various independent artists and companies. Recently, he performed in Fluid,(Le fils d’Adrien danse’s production) touring in the province of Quebec. Since 2010, he has been working for Estelle Clareton's works as S'envoler, Je ne tomberai pas - a young audience new creation - and the upcoming new piece S'amouracher. In Summer 2013, Brice has taken part in Danièle Desnoyers' new creation Paradoxe Mélodie. (credit : Geneviève LeSieur)
Pierre-Marc Ouellette received his training from Montreal School of Contemporary Dance. Since his diploma in 2005, he has been working as a dancer for several dance companies such as Louise Bédard Danse, Fortier Danse-Création and Danièle Desnoyers / Le Carré des Lombes. Whith the later, he danced Play it again! and participated to the creation of the works Là où je vis, Dévorer le ciel and Sous la peau, la nuit. From time to time, he is invited to teach Master classes when touring with the company. Pierre-Marc has also be involved in numerous projects introduced by choreographers, in particular with Erin Flynn, Frédéric Marier and Deborah Dunn. His first creation, the Show Off has been performed in 2010. Two years later he created in collaboration with the members of the group C’est juste lundi the new work Les Angèles, ces derniers bleus performed at Théâtre La Chapelle. As a dancer, he is part of the new work from Danièle Desnoyers / Le Carré des Lombes, Paradoxe Mélodie.
Nicolas Patry starts his training with several body and movement approachs at Montreal School of Contemporary Dance. He gets his diploma in 2008. His first collaborations in the dance milieu began with Thierry Huard and Lina Cruz for Fila 13 Company. In 2009, when participating to the Osez! of Danse K par K project, he met with Mélanie Demers, guest choreographer and Artistic Director of Mayday Company, and started a fruitful collaboration, getting involved with Junkyard/Paradise. Since then, Nicolas worked for Le Cirque du Soleil, directed by Harold Rhéaume, for Alan Lake, Pigeons international and Les Imprudanses. In 2013, came a new collaboration with Amélie Rajotte while continuing to explore the mythical world of Thierry Huard and the body language of Geneviève Bolla. He joined Jacques Poulin-Denis with Grand Poney’s team and participated to Virginie Brunelle’s new work Plomb. He kept his interest about improvisation by joining the dynamic team of La Marche du Crabe. For Le Carré des Lombes, Nicolas dances Dévorer le ciel and Danièle Desnoyers' new work Paradoxe Mélodie.
After 6 years studying dance at UQÀM and LADMMI in Montréal, Anne multiplies her collaborations with many artists such as Lynda Gaudreau, Marie Brassard, Dave St-Pierre, Frédérick Gravel, Nicolas Cantin, Marie Béland, Jean-Sébastien Lourdais, etc. She is also doing her personal choreographic researches. She often presented her works in Montreal since 2004. In 2011, she created Derrière le rideau, il fait peut-être nuit, a collaborative work with the composer Martin Messier, part of the Festival TransAmériques. This work has been presented at Festival Akousma, Espace Tangente in Montreal and touring in France as well. In 2016, Anne worked on creation with Martin Messier call Con Grazia. In 2012, she joined Le Carré des Lombes and she participated to the creation of the works Sous la peau, la nuit, Duos pour corps et instruments, une [re]création and she'll be part of the new creation Paradoxe Mélodie.
Elise Vanderborght studied ballet in Belgium with Piotr Nardelli before relocating to France to train with Monica Arabian. While in Paris she worked and toured with the company Ballets Jazz Arts for three years. In 1997, Elise moved to Montreal where she joined company Marie Chouinard and toured the globe with the productions Les solos, le Sacre du printemps, l’Amande et le diamant, and Chopin. While in Montreal, Elise also worked with Isabelle Van Grimde, Howard Richards, Jean Grand-Maître, Lucie Grégoire, Pigeons International, la Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, and Montréal Danse. From 2005 to 2016, Élise lived in Halifax where she has danced with Lisa Langley, Ruth-Ellen Kroll Jackson, Gwen Noah, Veronique MacKenzie, Mocean Dance, Verve Mwendo, SINS Dance, Deborah Dunn, as well as in Live Art Dance Productions, Ear I am with Belgium-based choreographer Barbara Mavro Thalissitis. Actually, she's iving in Montreal. Paradoxe Mélodie is her first collaboration with Le Carré des Lombes.