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Clothilde Cardinal

Chair of the Awards Committee

Clothilde Cardinal is co-artistic and general director of Danse Danse. After completing her undergraduate studies in communications at UQAM and receiving a graduate diploma in cultural management from Hautes Études Commerciales in Montreal and the University of Ottawa, Clothilde knew that she was destined to pursue a career in arts management and the performing arts.

Having worked as a coordinator for several theatre companies (Les Deux Mondes, Carbone 14 and UBU), she received a personal grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to analyze various models of cultural production in Europe.  In 1993, she was appointed as the coordinator of Francophone Theatre at the Canada Council.

In 1995, Clothilde joined the team at the Festival de théâtre des Amériques. She also served as the artistic director of the Théâtre de la Ville in Longueuil, where she helped launch Les Fenêtres de la création théâtrale. In 2000, she partnered with Peter Des Marais to create Danse Danse, an international contemporary dance showcase based out of Montreal.

As a volunteer, Clothilde has served as president of the Carré des Lombes and Cahiers de théâtre Jeu; administrator of Système D/Dominique Porte; vice-president of the Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD); president of Chantier Territoires; and in 2009, president of États généraux de la danse. She was also as a member of the Advisory Committee for Dance at the Canada Council (2005-2006 and 2010).

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