Dance - L'art et la technique du travail de partenaire

















Sylvain began a professional career in 1979 that brought him around the world dancing many of the classical, modern and contemporary dance master pieces. His numerous, varied and rich experiences include working with companies such as Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Susan Marshall & Co, O Vertigo, Montreal Danse and Creations Estelle Clareton. A freelance artist since 1999, he dances, teaches dance, works as an artistic adviser, choreographs and stages productions both in the dance and circus worlds.

As a dancer, Sylvain is considered an excellent partner. This reputation naturally lead to teaching and his interest in duets also lead him to pursue graduate studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal. His studies, a Master's (The classification of lifts in dance) and Doctorate (The learning of a duet by expert dancers), have deepen his theoretical and practical understanding of partnering. The tools he has developed, the classes he teaches, workshops he gives, the conferences he presents and the articles he publishes make him an authority on the subject.

Sylvain teaches and coaches partnering in all kinds of situations: professional dancers, dance companies, dance programs, amateur groups, figure skaters, circus artists, couple dancers, etc. An increasing number of professional artists, in Quebec and abroad, are now referencing his teaching when tackling partnering.



Past Clients

Dance Companies :
  • Marie-Chouinard
  • Cirque du soleil (spectacle Love)
  • Bboyizm Dance Company (Yvon Soglo aka Crazy Smooth, directeur)
  • Bouge de là
Professional Schools :
  • L'école de danse contemporaine de Montréal (LADMMI)
  • L'École de danse de Québec
  • School of Dance/L'École de danse (Ottawa)
  • Regroupement québécois de la danse
  • L'artère (Québec)
  • Département de danse de l'UQAM
  • Département de danse du Western Washington University, USA
  • Département de danse de l'Université Concordia
  • IDAC, Integrated Dance Artists Collective (Toronto)
  • CEGEP Montmorency
  • CEGEP St-Laurent
  • Skidemore Collège, USA
  • Transformation danse
  • École supérieur de ballet de Montréal
  • École nationale de cirque
Public Schools :
  • École secondaire St-Louis (Montréal)
  • École secondaire Les Érables (Lanaudière)
Dance Schools :
  • École de danse de Boucherville
  • École de danse Susie Paquette (Blainville)
  • École secondaire St-Louis (Montréal)
  • École de danse Chantal Caron (St-Jean-Port-Joli)
  • Louise Lapierre Danse
  • Troupe de danse DanSaario (Montréal)
  • École de ballet de St-Hubert
  • Académie Ballet Manon Chamberland
  • Festival Danse Encore
Couple Dance :
  • École Passion Tango (Québec)
  • Milonga de mi bario, Maryka Landry (Montréal)
  • Caroline Paré Danse Latine (Montréal)
  • Fleur d'asphalte (Montréal)
Figure Skating :
  • Fédération de patinage artistique du Québec, camp de couple
  • Mervin Tran et Narumi Takahashi, 1er au Japon et 3e au monde
  • Eric Radford et Meagan Duhamel, 1er au Canada et 5e au monde