Tuesday, Sept 8 & Wednesday, Sept 9
Originally from Quebec City, Louis Laberge-Côté started studying dance, music, and theatre at a very young age. A graduate from both LʼÉcole de Danse de Québec and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, he joined Toronto Dance Theatre in 1999, and he danced with the company for 8 seasons, under artistic direction of Christopher House. “One of Toronto Dance Theatre most admired company members” (The Globe and Mail), “the hardest working man in dance” (EYE Weekly) also enjoyed an exceptionally active career as a freelance artist, working with some of Canadaʼs most renowned choreographers including Peggy Baker, Serge Bennathan, Peter Chin, Robert Glumbeck, Danny Grossman, Sasha Ivanochko, and Michael Trent.
In 2009, he moved to Germany to join Kevin OʼDay – Ballett Nationaltheater Mannheim as a soloist dancer where he performed the works of Artistic Directors Kevin OʼDay and Dominique Dumais and taught contemporary dance to the company on a regular basis. His work has garnered him 3 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations for Outstanding Performance and NOW Magazine named him “Torontoʼs Dance Most Valuable Player” in 2006. An award-winning choreographer, his work has been presented to critical acclaim in Canada and Europe.