DELPHINE IS AN ACCOMPLISHED AND VERSATILE DANCE PROFESSIONAL WHO BELIEVES, FIRST AND FOREMOST, IN THE POWER OF MOVEMENT.

 

SHE IS THE FOUNDER AND ARTISTIC AND PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR AT FIRST DANCE VANCOUVER (FDV), A DANCE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS WITH A PRINCIPAL MANDATE TO MAKE DANCE MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC. SINCE ITS CREATION IN JANUARY 2014, FDV HAS CONTINUED TO BLOSSOM.

TRAINED IN CLASSICAL BALLET, CONTEMPORARY DANCE, AND IMPROVISATION AT L’ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DE BALLET CONTEMPORAIN DE MONTRÉAL, DELPHINE WAS A PROFESSIONAL DANCER FOR 12 YEARS BEFORE BEGINNING A FIVE-YEAR OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL DEGREE AT COLLÈGE D’ÉTUDES OSTÉOPATHIQUES DE MONTRÉAL. IN SEPTEMBER 2016. SHE GRADUATED FROM “LE JEUNE BALLET DU QUÉBEC” IN 2005 AND ATTENDED THE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM FOR FOUR SUMMERS AT THE BANFF CENTRE FOR THE ARTS IN ALBERTA. FROM 2005 TO 2007, SHE DANCED WITH BALLET KELOWNA. IN 2007, SHE JOINED BALLET BRITISH-COLUMBIA FOR FOUR SEASONS WHERE SHE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF PERFORMING WORKS FROM WILLIAM FORSYTHE, TWYLA THARP, CRYSTAL PITE, JORMA ELO AND KEVIN O’DAY. IN 2010, SHE WAS ALSO PART OF THE OPENING CEREMONIES FOR THE VANCOUVER WINTER OLYMPICS. FROM 2011 TO 2016, DELPHINE PERFORMED ALL OVER THE WORLD AS AN INTERNATIONAL FREELANCE ARTIST. SHE HAS BEEN A PART OF MANY VERY EXCITING PROJECTS WITH PROARTEDANZA (TORONTO), BENJAMIN LANDSBERG DANCE PROJECTS (TORONTO), ARC DANCE (SEATTLE), MOVE: THE COMPANY (VANCOUVER), MARTAMARTA PRODUCTIONS AND MORE.

SHE’S INTERESTED IN EVERYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE HUMAN BODY.

IN 2015, PRIOR TO PURSUING HER MEDICAL DEGREE, DELPHINE COMPLETED A YEAR OF CHINESE MEDICINE STUDIES AT THE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE OF VANCOUVER. SHE ALSO RECEIVED HER YOGA TEACHER TRAINING CERTIFICATION IN JULY 2016.

SINCE 2012, DELPHINE HAS SHARED HER KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE GATHERED THROUGH HER EXTENSIVE DANCE CAREER WITH A WIDE RANGE OF STUDENTS FROM TEACHING YOUNG TEENAGERS THROUGH WORKSHOPS AT VARIOUS DANCE STUDIOS ACROSS CANADA TO LEADING BEGINNER ADULT DANCE CLASSES. SHE IS EMPASSIONED BY HELPING OTHERS GROW AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL ART FORM, AND IS A FIRM BELIEVER IN THE POWER THAT DANCE HAS TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER AND CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER, WHETHER IT’S THROUGH A SIMPLE CLASS, AN ELABORATE LARGE-SCALE PERFORMANCE, OR AN ECLECTIC FLASH MOB.

 

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