Part-time Instructor, Contemporary Dance
Isabelle Poirier received her dance training at les Ateliers de danse moderne de Montréal and graduated with a major in art history from l’Université de Montréal in 1990. She has performed the works of numerous independent choreographers and companies, including Sarah Bild, Michèle Rioux, Montanaro Danse, Roger Sinha, Sylvain Poirier, and Chanti Wadge. Isabelle danced with Compagnie Marie Chouinard for eight years, touring internationally, and in 2005, became rehearsal master and assistant to the artistic director.
In 2015-2016, she performed in the revival of a signature Louise Bédard solo choreography, following this with her re-creation of Lucie Grégoire’s solo piece, Les Choses dernières. Moreover, she is collaborating in the elaboration of the choreographic boxes of the two works for the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault.
Isabelle teaches at the Dance Department of Concordia University, the Regroupement québecois de la danse, and l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal. She is working at the moment on a new creation for Ariane Boulet ,Lucie Grégoire et Aurélie Pédron. She is a rehersal director for EDCM, Virginie Brunelle, Rhodnie Désir,La Tresse,Louis-Eyan Martin, Ismaël Mouaraki, Anne Plamondon,James Viveiros and the Compagnie Marie Chouinard.
In 2003, she received the Linda Rabin Prize for career achievement.
Photo credit: Svelta Atanasova 2015
Photo credit: Angelo Barsetti
Photo credit: Marie Chouinard