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Delphine is an experienced and versatile dance artist. She is a caring teacher, a passionate performer, an inspiring and driven artist that believes, first in foremost, in the power of dance.

Delphine Leroux was born in Montreal, Quebec and trained in classical ballet,contemporary dance and improvisation at l’École supérieure de ballet contemporain de Montréal. She graduated from “Le Jeune Ballet du Québec” in 2005 and attended the professional program for two summers at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

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.

Since 2011, Delphine has been working as a 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 many more.

She is the founder and artistic and programming director at First Dance Vancouver, a dance entertainment business that has for principal mandate to make dance more accessible to the general public. FDV has been blossoming every since in creation in January 2014.  Whether it is through a simple class, or an elaborate large scale dance performance or even through an eclectic flash mob, she believes in the power that dance has to bring people together and shift the world for the better.

Photo Credit: Andrea Olga Mantovani

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photo credit: Andrea Olga Mantovani

Born: May 2, 1986, Montreal
Nationalities: Canadian & French
Languages Spoken & Written: French & English
Height: 5″7

 

                                                                                          Professional Experience

June 2016: Marta Marta Productions, Vancouver BC “Speaking in Ligeti” by Martha Carter, performed at Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa, ON

April 21st 2016: Dances for a Small Stage, MoVent productions – Salon Series at the Emerald

January 2016: HCMA’s Artist Residency Program, “TILT Solid Liquid Ether” by Heather Myers at Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre in Surrey, BC

November 2015: Marta Marta Productions, Vancouver BC “Speaking in Ligeti” by Martha Carter, at Faris Family Studio (Scotiabank Dance Centre)

June 2015: “here or there” by Caitlin Griffin / Performed through 12MinutesMax at Faris Family Studio (Scotiabank Dance Centre) in Vancouver, BC

May 2015: Marta Marta Productions, Vancouver BC “Speaking in Ligeti” by Martha Carter, performed at Live Art Dance Series in Halifax, NV

April 2015:

“Moment of Forgetting” by Claire French and James Maxwell (Restless Productions) / Performed at Art Spring on Salt Spring Island, BC

“here or there” by Caitlin Griffin / Performed through MovEnt – Small Stage Pocket Festival at Pal Studio Theatre Vancouver, BC

October 2014:  Second phase of “Movement research and technical exploration” by Thoenn Glover / In collaboration with MovEnt and Robert Sondergaard, Studio Theatre at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Vancouver BC

September 2014:  “The Way They Walked Through The World” by Caitlin Griffin / Performed through Project CPR 5 at Faris Family Studio Theatre (Scotiabank Dance Centre) Vancouver, BC

July 2014: “Tessellate” by Thoenn Glover / Performed at Dancing on the Edge Festival, Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver BC

June 2014: “Shakespeare Unchained” by Kara Nolte / Performed at Originals Café, Port Moody BC

May 2014:
Excerpt of “The Way They Walked Through The World” by Caitlin Griffin / Performed at BC Buds Spring Arts Festival, Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver BC March 2014:

First phase of creation of “The Way They Walked Through The World” by Caitlin Griffin / Facilitated by Project CPR 5 (Claire French)

January 2014: First Phase of “Movement research and technical exploration” by Thoenn Glover/ In collaboration with MovEnt and Robert Sondergaard at EDAM Dance, Vancouver BC

October-November 2013: “Movement research in pointe shoes” / Professional development grant by Connie Cooke

October 2013: ProArteDanza (Artistic Director: Roberto Campanella, artistic associate: Robert Glumbek), Toronto ON

“Fall Season 2013” by Roberto Campanella, Robert Glumbek and Guillaume Cote / Performed at the Fleck Theatre, Toronto ON

September 2013: Benjamin Landsberg Dance Projects, Toronto ON

“The Bystander Ritual” by Benjamin Landsberg / Performed at Monument National (Festival Quartier-Danses), Montreal QC

May 2013: ProArteDanza (Artistic Director: Roberto Campanella, artistic associate: Robert Glumbek) Toronto, ON

“Short Stories” by Roberto Campanella, Laurence Lemieux and Hanna Kiel / Performed in Toronto, ON

April 2013: Marta Marta Productions, Vancouver BC

“Speaking in Ligeti” by Martha Carter/ Performed at the Scotiabank Dance Center, Vancouver BC

February 2013:

“Gift” by Heather Dotto/ Performed at the Meydenbauer Theatre (Chop Shop Dance Festival), Bellevue WA

January 2013: Benjamin Landsberg Dance Projects, Toronto ON

“The Chemical Messengers” by Benjamin Landsberg / Performed at the Fleck Theatre (Dance Ontario Dance Weekend), Toronto ON

October 2012: ProArteDanza (Artistic Director: Roberto Campanella, artistic associate: Robert Glumbek), Toronto ON

“Fall Season 2012” by Roberto Campanella, Robert Glumbek and Kevin O’Day/ Performed at the Fleck Theatre, Toronto ON

July 2012: MOVE: The Company (Artistic Director: Joshua Beamish), Vancouver BC

“Pierced” by Joshua Beamish / Performed at the FireHall Arts Centre (Dancing on the Edge Festival), Vancouver BC

August 2011 to December 2011: MOVE: The Company (Artistic Director: Joshua Beamish), Vancouver BC

Works:
“Allemande” by Joshua Beamish / Performed at Joyce Soho, New York City NY
“Atonement” by Joshua Beamish / Performed in Bangkok, THAILAND
“The Red Nocturnal” by Joshua Beamish / Performed on a British Columbia tour, CANADA

July 2011: ARC Dance (Artistic Director: Marie Chong), Seattle WA

“Mixed Repertoire Program” / Performed in Seattle, WA

June 2011: ProArteDanza (Artistic Director: Roberto Campanella, artistic associate: Robert Glumbek), Toronto ON

“En Parallèle” new duet by Roberto Campanella / Performed at Salle J.-Antonio-Thompson (Festival International de Danse Encore), Trois-Rivières QC

2007 to 2011 : Ballet British Columbia (Current Artistic Director: Emily Molnar, Past Artistic Director: John Alleyne), Vancouver BC

Repertoire Performed Included:
1st Flash –  Jorma Elo // Songs Of A Wayfarer – Emily Molnar // Petite Cérémonie – new work by Medhi Walerski //  Elemental Brubeck – by Lar Lubovitch // Nine Sinatra Songs – by Twyla Tharp // Adam and Eve and Steve (The Goldberg Variations: Side 2) – new work by James Kudelka // Herman Schmerman – by William Forsythe // 24 Short Works – by Crystal Pite

February 2010 : Opening Ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics (DAEP), Vancouver BC

Summers 2005, 2006, 2009 & 2010 : Professional Dance Program at the Banff Center for the Arts, Banff AB

Repertoire Performed Included:
Serenade – by George Balanchine // Winter Journey – new work by Simone Orlando // Grosse Fugue – by Hans Van Manen // Dedications – new work by Heather Myers // Face to Face – new work by Kevin O’Day

2005 – 2007: Ballet Kelowna (Artistic Director: David LaHay), Kelowna BC

2002 to 2005: Jeune Ballet du Québec, semi-professional dance company (Director: Didier Chirpaz), Montreal QC

Winter 2002, 2003, 2004 : Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Montreal QC

“The Nutcraker”  by Fernand Nault / Performed in Montréal and Quebec, QC and in Ottawa ON

                                                                                        Performed Repertoire by

Beverley Aitchison // Shawn Hounsell // Mario Radacovsky // Jean Grand-Maître // Yvann Alexandre //  Joe Laughlin // Ireni Stamou // James Kudelka // Louise Bédard // Brian Macdonald // Frederique Tavernini // Mark Morris // Hélène Blackburn // Fernand Nault // Francoise Vaussenat // Emily Molnar // Didier Chirpaz // Simone Orlando // Vicki St-Denys // Hans Van Manen // Estelle Clareton // Carlos Ovares // George Balanchine // Heather Myers // Gigi Cacuileanu // Dominique Porte // Lar Lubovitch // William Forsythe // Lina Cruz // Dominique Dumais // Agnes De Mille // Rob Kitsos // Christophe Garcia // Peter Quanz // Septime Webre // Crystal Pite // John Alleyne // Mark Morris // Twyla Tharp // Itzik Galili // Kevin O’Day // José Navas // Donald Sales // Serge Bennathan // Gioconda Barbuto // Medhi Walerski // Jorma Elo // Roberto Campanella // Rober Glumbek // Marie Chong // Joshua Beamish // Wen Wei Wang // Heather Dotto // Benjamin Landsberg // Martha Carter // Hanna Kiel // Laurence Lemieux

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Canada // United States // Mexico // Peru // Chili // France // Korea // Thailand

                                                              Training (Classical and Contemporary)

2002 to 2005 : École Supérieure de Ballet Contemporain, Montréal, Canada, college level (DEC)

1997 to 2002 : École Supérieure de Ballet Contemporain, Montréal, Canada, high school level (DES)

photo credit: Andrea Olga Mantovani

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“With her knack for expressive, inventive choreogaphy, it’s no wonder Leroux was asked to join Ballet British Columbia last season.”

                                    – Georgia Straight, September 2008

“Delphine Leroux has an aching solo where she clasps her chest, yanks up her shirt, and contorts into silent screams.”

Georgia Straight, April 2011

” The effect was moody and soulful, a feeling that must have inspired the opening solo by [Delphine Leroux]. Her dancing was passionate and accomplished. The piece was about grief and you felt it in her, and later in the entire sextet. “

Vancouver Observer, April 2011

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